From Nancy Guthrie's "The One Year Book of Hope":
"Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse was one of America's great preachers. His first wife died from cancer when she was in her thirties, leaving behind three children under the age of twelve. Dr. Barnhouse was driving home from the funeral service with his children when a huge truck stopped next to them at a traffic light, blocking the sunlight and covering the car with its shadow. He turned to his children and said, "Death is like that. It blocks the sunshine, but the sun is still shining.""
I think the truth of that statement applies not just to death, but to any of the storms we face in life...cancer, relationship problems, financial struggles. No matter how strong the storm and how dark the clouds, the sun is still shining...even if we can't see it at the time! We just have to continue to trust in God's goodness.
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Psalm 23:4 (NIV)