No where in the bible does it say that life will be wonderful or easy. I think that people get the idea that once you become a Christian, a Christ follower, life will just be awesome. Well guess what? It’s still life and life happens. In other words, when it rains, it doesn’t just rain on the evil people, it rains everywhere and it lands on everyone. Unless of course you have an umbrella, than you can at least keep the rain off your head!
I’ll tell you what happens when it rains; flowers bloom, trees get all green again, long forgotten seed begins coming up from the ground. Life comes from dead things in the rain.
So it is when things happen in our life that we can’t explain, don’t understand and don’t like. It somehow causes the Word to come alive in us, turn to God, seek His face. We can be very self-centered and self-sufficient until life gets cranky! It’s during those times we turn to God for help.
Perhaps that is the reason for the trials, to make us do an ‘about face’ and see that we’re doing it again, life without God. There is no life without God, only emptiness and loneliness. He truly wants us to be dependent on Him and Him alone. To allow Him to cover us, provide for us, be our savior and closest friend.
I Thessalonians 1:11-12 ERV; That is why we always pray for you. We ask our God to help you live the good way he wanted when he chose you. The goodness you have makes you want to do good. And the faith you have makes you work. We pray that with his power God will help you do these things more and more. 12 Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of you, and you will be honored because of him. This can happen only by the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.