WHAT’S HAPPENING? . . . . . John 9:2-3 A common belief in Jewish culture was that calamity or suffering was the result of some great sin. But Christ used this man’s suffering to teach about faith and to glorify God. We live in a sinful world where good behavior is not always rewarded and bad behavior is not always punished. Therefore, innocent people sometimes suffer. If God took suffering away whenever we asked, we would follow him for comfort and convenience, not out of love and devotion. Regardless of the reasons for our suffering, Jesus has the power to help us deal with it. When you suffer from a disease, tragedy, or handicap, try not to ask, “Why did this happen to me?” or “What did I do wrong?” Instead, ask God to give you strength through the trial and offer you a deeper perspective on what is happening.