Sometimes our belief in G-d is challenged by adversity which we encounter in life. We may feel that if G-d is good, it is hard to understand how suffering can occur. The key to serenity is to reinforce our belief that G-d is good, and that He does love us. The area to explore is that sometimes what we think is “bad” is actually good on some level. Sometimes it will cause us to become greater people or to discover other opportunities. Great people often saw adversity as an atonement which would cleanse them of sin, and bring them closer to G-d. Click here for a Take Ten for Talmud perspective¬†Brachos 5- Dealing With Challenge