We can be grateful that few of us experience large scale disaster; but everyone, believer and nonbeliever alike, must deal with the problem of adversity. It can come in small, irritating packages that test our patience, as with a flat tire or a cranky coworker. Or it can arrive with fierce swiftness, the unexpected death of a spouse, a tragic car accident. Trouble to some degree does rain into everybody's life. Far more important that its magnitude or nature is our response to its blow.