But, Philip Yancey observes what in my thirty-five years as a Christian and in my twenty-seven years as a pastor I have also seen: suffering turns other people to God.
The God we meet in Jesus Christ isn't a good luck charm. Bad things happen to faithful people. Death comes to us all.
Being a Christian is a relationship with a Person Who has "been there, done that" when it comes to human suffering. He suffers with us.
And by His resurrection, we know that in the lives of all who trust in Him, suffering and death will not have the last laughs.
Whether our lives are at ease or we are in pain, we need a relationship with Christ.
Suffering makes no sense. Jesus Christ does!