We always have to remember that God knows best. That he sits in heaven like a parent who sees our faults and failings and knows the season’s, times and the purpose for everything.
Like parents who are wise enough to know at what stages their children can manage certain freedoms, so the father understands what we need in each season. We never understand the reason for difficulties. We do not understand why some seasons are so hard pressed and why we are tested.
God responded to Job after his lamentations about his situation when he had been stripped of all he had. “Who is this who darkens counsel, by words without knowledge? Prepare yourself like a man and I will question you and you answer me. Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth (Job 38:2-4)? Like Job, God can handle our questions as long as we wait long enough to listen for his response. He uses circumstances to test us and to help us to grow. Difficulties reveal his might and power and there is new revelation in seasons of testing.
We won’t understand the need and purpose for every trial that we face. Some situations are as a result of our choices and decisions. Other circumstances are simply allowed to test us. We grow wiser through every storm and pain. God uses it to strengthen us and to help refine us. We have imperfections that only tests and trials will remove.
Trust God even when we do not understand. He will lead when the road is darkest. Even in the most difficult situations he sees up ahead the way around it. He is our help, our rock and defense and our strong tower. He already knows how this will end. And when we trust in him and let him lead, we are guaranteed victory.
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways” (Romans 11:33)!