I don’t know one single person right now with a perfect life, one free of trouble. Not one. And that is disconcerting and simultaneously expected. This life is no picnic, the Bible tells us it would be this way. People are happy to believe the good stuff and get weird and offer see with the bad stuff. One thing you realize with the addition of years and experience is that you take the good with the bad or you will be lonely because every single person has both. Every one. Me too. So calming the troubled waters of our souls, our family, our church, our community, our world is an extremely tall order, one which goes against human nature’s affinity for badness. So the answer for this must involve the goodness, the good side of us as well as the superhuman, God. So God is the hope, see? His nature is not corrupted with this affinity for badness. He is beyond reproach, able to reach the heart and what!tter strongholds. So the cure for trouble is prayer to God, our way to leave the physical and goto the spiritual realm and also our sacrifice of pride in asking Him for help, believing with faith that He is the only help and hope we have. And the waves will subside. We will still have trouble but we will be changed to know we are not alone ever, we are not unloved ever, and when this life is over for us, we have a home with God. There is enormous comfort in that. And co fort is getting harder and harder to come by. Thank God for this hope and help.