Pain and adversity are a shared experience for us all, and at times like these we sometimes wonder if God even cares what we are going through. Thoughts like this are a lie from the enemy; the truth is that God cares deeply for us. The God who created the universe and everything in it loves us so much that He wants to live in us and lead us through life. When bad things happen, we tend to blame Him; however, God is good all the time. We must remember the other factors in the equation: Satan and the choices we make. Trouble hits everyone; the difference between believers and the world is that when we go through it, we can have confidence in three things: God’s assurance of His peace in the midst of the storm, His permanent presence, and eventual restoration of everything the devil stole or destroyed.