Sometimes our pain can seem more real than anything else in life. It can even seem more real than God's love. It can seem more real than God's grace. It can seem more real than God's provision. It can seem more real than God Himself until you consider one thing.

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." (Hebrews 11:6)

Faith changes all of that. Faith acknowledges the existence of pain but is not blocked or inhibited by it or even ruled by it. Especially faith in a God who is, "...familiar with suffering" (Isaiah 53:3)

And that makes all the difference in the world.

Mr. Bilson