One of my church friends just called me... family problem propped up and was spiritually dry, asking why... why problems never cease to end?
I did not know what to say to her but this... "We face these type of problems so that when we can be a "comforter" to others when they are in this type of situation. God allows it to happen to us for a reason, we have God with us, others may not have... we can overcome, others may not... "
Giving words of encouragement is easy ... but the one who is facing the problem now will find it hard to accept. She kept asking, "Why, why.....why....? I have done so much for the church, for God..."
Being a Christian does not mean smooth sailing, in fact, it is more like a tough sail... but then we have God with us, in us and for us. For when we are weak, then we are strong, right?
Makes sense to me... for when we have gone through hard times, we will feel stronger emotionally and spiritually....