Whether the circumstances are chronic or urgently critical, we all encounter difficult periods in life. And in one way or another, we seek healing, comfort, or simply the strength to endure. This book offers encouraging words of hope. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the chapters in this book express our belief that as the Body of Christ, we both hurt and heal together as we place our ultimate trust in Godwho wishes to bring peace to each and every heart. This five-chapter book focuses on themes originally published as individual titles in our Catholic Perspectives CareNotes series.