Here is a link to today’s Crankshaft comic strip: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/comics/crankshaft.html. The person they are leaving at the nursing home is Lucy, who apparently has Alzheimer’s.
The sentiment that one of the characters shares is similar to what many people feel. Why do bad things happen in this world? Why all the disease, death, and pain?
I believe that God has answered those questions not with words, but with Jesus. Jesus entered into our pain and came out victorious. By trusting Him, we can have ultimate victory as well.
While it is true that going through the pain is difficult, it is also true that God goes with us every step of the way as long as we hold on to His hand.