Our responses in difficult situations are important because hardships are God’s way of bringing us to the glories of heaven. Our prayers for the removal of our affliction may be against the will of God.
Have you ever wondered why there is so much pain and suffering in our world today? If God is good, why is there so much evil? If He is all-powerful, why doesn’t he stop the suffering? Daily headlines remind us of terrorist bombings, senseless school shootings, and parents killing their own children. Have you ever asked, where is God in all this?