Although Christians might wish for more answers during times of adversity, turning to God is the most hopeful thing one can do, the Rev. Billy Graham advises in an installment of "Answers" on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website.
Graham addressed the question of what one should do when faced with extreme adversity, writing in the Q&A posted on Friday that although one's struggles might appear insurmountable, they will seem far more manageable with the help of God.
His comments come after an inquirer explains their physical disability and adds: "You'll probably tell me to turn to God, but what good will that do? God isn't going to heal me. I don't think He even cares."
Graham reassures the reader that not only does God understand and care about their struggles, but he also loves them and wants to encourage them every day to get through this tough season in their life.
"Will it be better for you to go through life's hard times with God or without him? Without him you'll be left to your own resources, but are they enough to see you through the struggles you're likely to face? I think you know the answer," Graham writes, adding that a suffering person without God will "end up facing the future 'without hope and without God in the world,' (Ephesians 2:12)."
"By a simple prayer of faith ask Christ to come into your life today. Then thank Him for His love for you, and learn to experience His presence every day. God's promise is for you: 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. ... The Lord is my helper,'" Graham shares.