To Focus on the Cross
"To focus on the cross not only grounds our faith on the God who is loving and faithful, but also gives us an example in his sacrificial and redemptive love that we can never outstrip.
When we suffer, there will sometimes be mystery. Will there also be faith?
Yes, if our attention is focused more on the cross, and on the God of the cross, then on the suffering itself."
D.A. Cason, "How Long O Lord?" (2nd Edition) (Baker,2006); page 173