Wouldn’t it be great if God just took away our problems so we didn’t have to face them? That’s how I feel sometimes. But that tends to not be the way He works. However, that doesn’t mean that God doesn’t care about us. Sometimes us facing and persevering through problems strengthens us and makes us into better people.

Psalm 34:18 (http://bit.ly/2A61fJo) reminds us that ‘The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’ So even though God doesn’t remove the problems, He does promise to hang out with us and give us the strength while we are facing them. I’m okay with that.