It seems that no matter how much we try, we cannot keep bad things from happening. We are left wondering if there is any rhyme or reason to the problems we face. So much of life seems to bring us illness, persecution, terror, and grief, that sometimes it's hard to trust in the goodness of God. The Bible does have an answer to this perennial human problem though. In this message, we look at James 5 and see the role of patience as God walks with us through the pain and suffering of life.