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How Can I Get through Hard Things?
We all experience heartache, hardship, and sorrow. But no matter what we’re going through, we can always find hope and comfort in God and His promises.
Why do bad things happen to good people?
How can a loving God allow His children to suffer? It’s a question that many people have wondered about. We can gain some answers by thinking about the purpose of life on earth, the role of Jesus Christ, and our eternal destiny.
To make us better
Moments of difficulty offer us opportunities to grow and learn. In the book of Isaiah, we read, “Behold, I have refined thee . . . I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction” (Isaiah 48:10). God wants us to become the best version of ourselves. This can often be painful, but some lessons can only be learned by experience.
To teach us empathy
When we experience hard times, we learn how to have empathy for others. Having empathy makes us more like Jesus Christ, our perfect example. Because Jesus suffered and died for all of our sins, He perfectly understands what we’re going through and how to help us.