And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. – 1 Peter 5:10
When I was a child, I dreaded anything going wrong. I’d have nightmares about my parents dying. I grieved deeply at the idea of losing my grandparents. I couldn’t imagine how I would handle even the death of my pet cat. Nothing went wrong, and so I didn’t learn that I could survive devastation.