You can have genuine faith, even in the midst of grief and suffering. Here's today's Bible Minute.
1 Peter 1:6: "So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."
This verse talks about the genuineness of your faith. That means trusting in God even when you're under the stress of suffering and persecution. That's what refines your faith and ultimately brings praise to Christ.
So, if you find yourself in some difficult circumstances today, turn to God's Word for encouragement. We'll help at backtothebible.org.