Life in this world is often filled with disappointments and difficulties. But each and every one of the problems and hindrances is a blessing in disguise. Each one of them gives us a reason to despair of our own abilities and to seek in Jesus the compassionate and merciful Lord. Peter’s mother-in-law gets the point of Jesus’ help immediately: she has been saved to serve. In the midst of terrible pain, Job’s only recourse is prayer that trusts in the mercy of God and in the power of God to relieve and to rescue. Despite the troubles we face, our Lord Jesus uses his power and comfort to work blessings in our lives, even during trying times.