Tessa Thompson was fifteen years old when she was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease that took away her hearing and would eventually cause chronic pain and other health complications. Faced with a future of uncertainty, she encountered Proverbs 31:25, 'Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.' The godly woman of Proverbs 31 has something Tessa lacked--a vision for life that allowed her to laugh at the future. Tessa recognized she needed this laughter in order to endure lifelong suffering in a way that honored God. In this warmly personal account, Tessa insightfully considers what she calls the Christian's 'peculiar perspective on suffering' and shows you how the hope of God's Word will enable you to laugh at the days to come even in the midst of tears and suffering.