God never promises to protect us from problems, only to help us in them. If we leave God out of the picture, those difficulties might so strip away our sense of security that we feel vulnerable, anxious and afraid. On the other hand, those same difficulties could drive us back to God, and so strengthen our faith. We might feel just as vulnerable, but we have to trust God because there is really no alternative; and then we discover that God is with us in the dark as in the light, in pain as in joy. When I was going through a traumatic time in my life, a friend of mine said, ‘You cannot trust God too much’.
- David Watson in Fear No evil: A Personal Struggle with Cancer.