Often we may not understand why God allows suffering into our lives. We all enjoy the mountaintops of life. But isn’t it the case that we often learn more, spiritually speaking, in the valleys? We tend to learn more through adversity than through propserity. During good times, we’re more apt to be casual in our relationship with God. We’re more apt to take His blessings for granted, and we’re more apt to be arrogant and less sympathetic to others.
In these painful situations in life, we can rejoice because God is in control. And we can trust that He is working things out in our lives for a purpose, building our endurance, character and spiritual maturity.