The world is terrified and frustrated by tribulations, but it's different for the Christian. We know that they are a hard grace from a good God, meant to more fully transform us into Christ's image. How can we persevere under our tribulations with confidence and joy? We'll do so when our hope is rooted in the right theological foundation, when it is focused on God's solutions, and when the fruit of a godly response is evident within us. God wants us to be holy more than He wants us to be happy, but the holier we become, the happier we will be.