And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
We who are followers of Jesus Christ have nothing to fear. Many times when we experience hardship and challenges in our lives our first initial response is to become discouraged. But when we examine God’s word we see over and over again His hand working mightily in the lives of those who committed their lives unto Him. No matter what we face in this life He will work it all together for our good. We must keep our eyes fixed upon Him and not our circumstances. God uses every challenge we face to refine and shape our lives. His desire is that we would walk in deep maturity with Him and develop deep faith within us. This only comes as our faith is tested and we are placed in situations in which our faith is tested. This is the process of growth and maturation.