Sometimes we read passages of Scripture that seem to be at odds with the reality of life in this world. So what do we do then? Deem the Scripture to be untrue, unreliable, or out-of-touch? Of course not. We must is dig deeper for understanding. Every part of Scripture must be understood within the whole. This means that we need a firm grip on the larger story the Bible is telling. This larger story helps us to make sense of smaller parts of the Bible and make sense of our own stories. As we grow in our understanding of the story of Scripture, we come to understand why our lives will never be without struggle. But we also discover grounds for unshakable hope for the future and the source of our ultimate security.