You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. (Winnie the Pooh)“Faith in Jesus Christ does not guarantee a good life, but a perfect eternity awaits us all. There has always been more prediction in Scripture of a struggle on earth for the believer.” God is Love! Let me rephrase that. God is Perfect Love! This is the core of the answer to most of the hard questions. So this must be the answer to the question of pain and suffering. I think that, put simply, our purpose is to love others, to become the best version of ourselves, and to follow God’s will. I believe God puts people in our lives to show others by example the importance of perseverance since coping with life’s difficulties can be complex. We are here on this earth to find God through helping each other. My sister Mary always says “all of life’s challenges, good and bad, are about bringing us to our knees.” I guess what I’m trying to articulate here is this. When we feel we are at the end our ropes, God will be there. God is always the answer!
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. (Psalm 23:4a)
About the Author
Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh (Cathy) completed her education in Special Education and English and now works as an Agent in the Insurance Industry. A mother and Grandmother, Cathy grew up in a large Catholic family and has spent the last 30 years as a caregiver for her husband, Jack. She is a cancer survivor which inspired her to begin writing six years ago.