There are certain circumstances in life that I never want to face: the premature death of a loved one, suffering from a natural disaster, loss of mental capacity, etc. Honestly, I could make a pretty long list here. But here’s the thing that I know: regardless of what I face in life, I can hold fast to the knowledge that God will be there to uphold me in the midst of it. There is no trial in life that He is incapable of sustaining me through, and His Word promises that He will never abandon His people. Regardless of what you’re going through right now, God is there and He cares. He hasn’t left you, and He isn’t going to. His desire isn’t that you live a life without hardships; His desire is that you grow into the person He wants you to be, and sometimes that means facing difficulty. Be encouraged today to know that, if you have placed your trust in Christ’s death, God is with you; He is not leaving you on your own but is by your side as you walk through all of life – the good and the bad.