"For the Lord will not reject forever, for if He causes grief, then He will have compassion according to His abundant lovingkindness. For He does not afflict willingly or grieve the sons of men."
When bad things happen, it's difficult to believe that God loves us. We can read verses like this one, or hear similar words from a friend, yet still we wonder if it's true that God cares. Sometimes we hear the testimonies of other people who have come through challenging circumstances with stronger faith in God than when they started. They tell of how the Lord carried them through the storm, and as impressed as we are, we doubt that God will do the same for us. At such times we must look to the cross and remember that our Savior faced the horror of crucifixion out of His love for us. The cross is the evidence of God's love. Hold fast to it!