People who maintain a personal relationshp with God can look at the future with hope rather than despair and sense divine guidance, which brings solace and peace to their lives. Alliance with God is also a safeguard against the ravages of trial, loss, sorrow, and suffering because, even when these things are present, the believer can find meaning and hope through knowing the reality of God and His love.
People of faith can see order and sense in the universe. And when they see evil, they can explain it in terms of sin, which shall pass away because of God's provisions to save and transform people who accept and follow Him. Beliefs like these protect people from despair and offer a joyous outlook in the short and long term. "You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy" (Psalm 30:11).
The Benefits of Belief Author: Julian Melgosa Ref: p. 128.
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