When we encounter difficult Scripture, it’s best to dive in head first. Sure, we could ignore it or try to explain it away. But there is goodness in all of Scripture, and there is a reason that we read even the difficult parts of it. Life is kind of like that. When we encounter trials and pain, we shouldn’t run or hide. With the church by our side and God before us, we grapple with pain and difficulty, and we come through the cross to the empty tomb. Remember that God is transforming the world. It won’t be easy, but it will be good!