Are you spending too much time dwelling on your hardships, difficulties and your troubles? Do you feel burdened and afraid by the circumstances that life has dealt you? If so I know exactly how you feel. There are many things that we go through in life that leaves us feeling hopeless, helpless and afraid. We love God, Right?! We want to believe that all of the heartache and pain is working for our good but how do we trust God when life hurts? How do I trust God when I’m bound in worry and fear? How do I move past this? Well, I believe that during the times of suffering when life has really thrown a major blow, we must get to know God on a deeper level and this is done by spending more time with him through prayer and reading his word even when we don’t feel like it. Sure we are upset. We are disappointed. We feel sad and abandoned. We feel like God did not treat us fairly. We even ask, God why me? But in these times we are to draw closer to him and then all of the questions of injustice and our mixed emotions will began to become clearer each day. Don’t get me wrong, we may never know why but we have to find courage and strength to move forward and to begin again. Life hurts. It’s beyond our understanding. God is working and moving and doing things that we can’t even comprehend because his works are so mysterious; however, we must stay in prayer and in his word at all times regardless of how we feel. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing, giving thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. When you have hidden the word in your heart you will not sin against it (Psalm 119:11). You’ll always come back to the one who truly loves you and begin to rise above the pain because you know that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in you (Romans 8:18). So again I ask you how do you trust God when life hurts or better yet How Do I Trust God When Life Hurts???!!!!