In the Lower Story there is chaos, confusion, struggles, sickness, and imprisonments. Sometimes we feel like that is all there is. As Christians we realise that above all that there is an Upper Story. God has a plan before time that will continue, and He uses the Upper Story to direct the Lower Story. Everything in the Lower Story is fitting into a perfect plan. We may not understand it, but like Paul, we can say this is for God’s glory, and it’s ultimately going to work out for good. While we’re challenged and occasionally discouraged, we do not despair. We don’t give up. We hang in there. We hold on.