Updated: Jun 10, 2019
Can’t help but notice: when we face troubles and trials, you can quickly recognize that there are good reasons and bad reasons for those.
More explicitly, there are reasons where we are acting in healthy and humble response to difficult situations that fall on us, and there are reasons where it is just sinful people behaving badly, hurting people who are hurting other people.
“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4 NAS)
Where we are sinful and selfish, God wants to make us sanctified.
Where God is missing, misfortune beckons us to minister.
Perhaps the source of all our trials is simply where God wants to work.