Currently reading "A Step Further" by Joni Eareckson Tada --found an old copy in a hospital gift shop--it even has the old book smell (which I love). Very encouraging read. I highly recommend it if you yourself are grappling with suffering or have a loved one who is.
From the Amazon description:
"A Step Further is Joni Eareckson Tada's response to thousands of letters she received from people puzzled about the 'whys' of suffering. Joni answers these questions by taking a personal look at how God has used circumstances, people, and events in her own life and the lives of others. A Step Further has been used by individuals, in hospitals and rehab centers, and in scores of countries overseas to bring comfort and peace to those who are suffering. It is available in over 30 different languages."
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
"Since the creation of the Internet, the Earth's rotation has been fueled, primarily, by the collective spinning of English teachers in their graves."