A Collect to Trust God in Difficult Times

Gracious God, who is present to us in health as well as sickness, help us to trust that you are working out even the pain and suffering of this life to turn it to something good, that we might bear with patience our trials, looking forward to the day when all will be made right and we will see your glory in its fullness, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns in glory forever with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”‘ – John 11:4