In my life I have found one simple thing that rings true. Without pain and suffering there is no growth. You cannot help others if you’ve never experienced anything yourself. This is why Jesus wandered in the desert to be tested. Why did He die a horrible painful death? It was to show us the truth. Like so many of you, I have been searching for the truth. Rummaging through the rubble of contradiction and beneath the ruins of my own experiences. I was tossed about on the raging sea of confusion and turmoil for so very long. What is the truth? The TRUTH is… you can’t get to or appreciate the good times without going through the bad. If you’d never been through trials that seemed to beat you down repeatedly how can you truly say you understand someone else’s situation? How would you be able to give them Christ‘s message? The bottom line is, You couldn’t!