I read the following this week by Elizabeth George:
"God knows our problems. The difficulties we face are no secret to Him. In fact, He has known about them forever. The challenges we face are no secret to Him. In fact, He know and has has know since the beginning of time exactly how He would them to draw you closer to Him and make you more like Christ."
This give me great comfort and joy. God already new what was to come in our life. He knew where we needed the extra help. He knew the challenges we would face in life. He gave the OK so to speak. He knew it would make us a better person. So why do we fight it? Why to we question Him asking why? I think it is time to reprogram our thoughts and not ask why but "Father I am will to go through this because you have great things for me to learn. Open my eyes to see what it is you are teaching me and mold me more like you."
Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
John 16:33 NIV
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."