At one time or another we most likely have felt that God has abandoned us. We may have reasoned that if He really cared, life would be easy, and our problems would go away. God never promised that, but what He did promise us was His peace and His presence in the midst of trouble. Painful times in our lives are not always the result of sin; often, we go through things so that God can get involved and we can see the manifestation of His victory over them. He has blessed us with happy relationships and all good things because He wants us to enjoy life. He loves us so deeply and cares for us so much that He tells us to give Him all our worries and stress so that we will not be burdened with them. Trusting that God will always be with us, even in the midst of the pain, gives us a new perspective on our suffering.