The “everything else” of this verse used to trouble me. Did God give me heartaches and difficulties? Some may disagree with me, and that’s okay, but I’ve come to the conclusion that as long as I’m living in a fallen world, I’m going to encounter pain. God allows that pain as a teaching tool. When I’m weak, He’s strong; when I’m distressed, He comforts me. Every challenge gives me an opportunity to show how leaning on Him is better than depending on myself. He gives us life, breath, and HIMSELF to guide us through the pathways of life.