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As Easter & Passover Approach During a War, Finding God in Even the Toughest of Times

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JERUSALEM, Israel – For Christians during this Holy Week, and later for Jews in Israel at Passover, the holiday season poses a challenge in celebrating the faith during wartime.

Events such as last October's massacre near Gaza and the refusal to release the Israeli hostages can cause doubt about a loving God.

Yet, some insist that only God can help us find joy and peace during desperate times.

To see the story about facing these challenges, click on the video above.

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As senior correspondent in CBN's Washington bureau, Paul Strand has covered a variety of political and social issues, with an emphasis on defense, justice, and Congress. Strand began his tenure at CBN News in 1985 as an evening assignment editor in Washington, D.C. After a year, he worked with CBN Radio News for three years, returning to the television newsroom to accept a position as editor in 1990. After five years in Virginia Beach, Strand moved back to the nation's capital, where he has been a correspondent since 1995. Before joining CBN News, Strand served as the newspaper editor for