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Lecture 7, Living with the Mystery:

Even when we believe God’s promise that He uses trial and hardship to accomplish great things, we may not be quite satisfied. Often we think that suffering would be easier to endure if we had access to God’s master plan and could know in advance exactly what He was going to accomplish through our ordeals. Though God may at times impart an understanding of these things, this is not the norm. More often than not, He calls us to live amidst the ambiguity and mystery of knowing that He is at work without knowing exactly what He is doing. In such times, we have the assurance that Christ, who beckons us to suffer in His name, will not leave or forsake us.