We cannot always believe what we hear about a person from others. Talk to that person first. 2. God is great and he cares about everyone. There is nothing he does not know. He is in every place. There is nothing God cannot do. 3. Our trials are part of the refining process of God. He wants to get the junk out of us. He controls the heat and the time. 4. People are not basically good. They still love the darkness. Without Christ, there is no light. 5. Storms come into our life suddenly. Things change in a minute. Jesus will calm the storm, but through them we get purified like gold.