The intent of this publication is not to answer the perennially-nagging Why question related to suffering. Rather, this book is designed to direct the reader toward recognizing the larger and more important who and how factors overarching the dynamics associated with coming to terms with personal afflictions.
By focusing on the who factor relative to the place for suffering in this world, one is led to appreciate that God is and will remain unquestionably good and trustworthy and that his gracious will (Eph. 1:511) allows for suffering and hardship in accordance with the integrity of his heart and in the outworking of his inscrutable, but all-wise, purposes for time and eternity.
Having properly engaged the indispensable who aspect of the matter, we can more easily segue into the how factor or the ability for processing and coming to terms with our trials and afflictions.