Afflictions and suffering are part of living in a fallen world. And even though we may not understand why we go through the hardships we do, we can absolutely trust in our Father. For God promises to make, “all things to work together for good”. (Rom. 8:28) And we can rejoice in knowing that the storms in our life are under God’s control and will only last as long as He commands. Better still, when we come out the other side, our mourning will be turned into dancing, and our sorrow into gladness!