When we are going through a tough time in life we might question God, wondering why the situation is happening. The saying is true that sometimes you have to go through to get to where God wants you to be.
Being saints does not exempt us from days of trouble, testing, and trials. As a matter of fact, Jesus warns us that we will have problems in life. Peter lets us know the hard times we face in life are normal,
“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.(1 Peter 4:12,13)
There are some things in life we can only learn through suffering and God uses the problems we encounter to draw us near to Him. It is during these times when we learn our total dependence must be upon Him. The Lord sees what we go through. He knows what we feel. Jesus hears us when we cry out to Him with our sincere prayers. As a result, we become more intimate with our Creator and less dependent on self.