Throughout her life, author Wanda Welch Beckham faced challenges leading her to a deeper faith in God. Her journey had its ups and downs, but it tested her faith most intensely in the struggles that Tobie, her daughter, endured after a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. On many occasions, the simple question--why?--led to wondering why bad things would happen to good people. Beckham believes she found the answer in the midst of her life's turmoil: you can't know the power of God without enduring the pain of weakness, and there is no testimony without a test. Divided into two main sections, Why? explores the enduring mystery of finding meaning in suffering. The first part shares a simple and intimate account of Tobie's life and her mother's wrestling with suffering and the questions it raised. Along the way, Beckham describes the support that the Bible offers to Christians. The second part shares excerpts from Tobie's various journals, providing glimpses into her life of faith. If you have endured or are now facing trials in your life such as illness, disability, estrangement, divorce, unemployment, or financial trials, this inspirational narrative offers seasoned insights born of experience. It enters the "valley of the shadow of death," asks the deep and intimidating questions, and emerges with the blessing of insight into God's grace and power at work in human life, especially in the moments of deepest vulnerability.