A helpful word from Randy Alcorn:
When suffering and evil come, they exert a force that either pushes us away from God or pulls us toward him. For those whose faith endures suffering, the devastation feels just as real. But knowing that others who suffer have learned to trust God helps them trust in him as they face their own disasters. Because their deepest hope is in the eternal life to come – instead of in health and abundance and secure relationships in this life – their hope remains firm even when life is at its hardest.
Randy Alcorn, If God is Good, Why Do We Hurt?, p. 71.