Trusting God When Life Is Hard by pastor Paul Downey is a fresh look at the life of the patriarch Jacob. Was he a saint or a scoundrel? Though scholars often disagree about Jacob’s personal character, it is what God says about him that truly counts for eternity. Downey delves into Genesis to unearth many precious truths about trust, obedience to God, and love for others. The life of Jacob, a patriarch of Israel, is a gripping story that will give you deeper insight into the man God called “my servant, whom I have chosen” and will encourage you to trust God when life is hard.