For as long as she could remember. Louise had believed in God. Her whole family were very involved in the church, and at home God was a huge part of their lives.

Then, things began to change in Louis’s house. Her parents started arguing, and eventually they told Louise and her brother they were getting divorce. Louis was devasted ; she didn't understand what was happening. The following month Louise's gran died and it felt like things couldn't get any worse. But soon Louis found out that her dad had a gambling problem and that they were thousands of pounds in debt. Her mum seemed to be getting sick all the time and Louise and her brother spent a lot of time visiting her hospital.

Although the rest of her family didn't seem to care about God any more, Louis did. She still went to church and youth group; she really tried to read her Bible and she certainly prayed lots.

Sometimes through, Louise couldn't help being angry with God . Why were all these awful things happening to her? Why had it all gone so wrong? Was it something she had done?

In 1Kings 17:17-24, a widow was also going through a really hard times when her son fell I'll and died.

KJV:And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.
KJV:And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?
KJV:And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.
KJV:And he cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?
KJV:And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again.
KJV:And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
KJV:And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.
KJV:And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth.

Questions To Consider
  • Why did widow think her son was ill? Did Louis feel the same way?
  • What did the widow learn from her son coming back to life?

Motion Points
  • Whether there are any difficult situations in your life that you need to trust God with?
  • Keeping a journal and writing down all that is happening in your life. You will be amazed, when you look back , at how much God was working in your life, even through the hard times.

Further Study
  • John 9:1-7
  • Isaiah 53
  • Romans 5:1-5