"In order to trust God, we must always view our adverse circumstances through the eyes of faith, not sense.....that faith comes through the word or God alone."
"3 truths we must believe if we are to trust Him in adversity:
1.God is completely sovereign
2.God is infinite in wisdom
3.God is perfect in love
"Our suffering has meaning and purpose in God's eternal plan, and He brings or allows to come into our lives only that which is for His glory and our good."
This is only a tiny tiny sample of what Jerry Bridges has written on this topic. I totally recommend this book to everybody. Even if your not going through tough times now, you most likely will in your lifetime. And this book will give you some ideas how to help your friends who are hurting...because I don't know about you, but knowing that God is in control and how everything will eventually turn out for good just gives me peace. We might not see any good come out of our adversity in our life time....but God has a plan, a plan for good that cannot be thwarted. This book explains everything in such a clear understandable way and should clear up many questions you have.