Description: The true stories highlighted in this vignette confirm that this world is not as it should be. Bad things do happen to good people. The innocent might die young and the old might die alone. Jesus plainly declared that we would all struggle and encounter pain and loss in our lifetimes.
But Scripture also tells us, with our faith placed in the Lord, these struggles produce perseverance, perseverance builds character and character yields hope. So, we battle through this life, both its successes and defeats. Through it all, God calls us to place our hope in Him and to never despair for He has overcome this world.