Have you ever asked yourself, why is this happening to me? Why do I deserve this? What should I do? Why did they have to go? How am I going to pay my bills? How am I going to get food? Will things ever get better? Why do things always happen to me?
These are examples of what many of us ask ourselves throughout our life. We go through things and we don't understand why. One way to take a step back and try to understand is just to remind ourselves that we only see a piece of the puzzle at a time and that only God can see the completed puzzle before it is completely put together.
We all go through trials and tribulations in life, all of us through different ones. There are many reasons we go through these. One is that we have made bad decisions and we are being chastised for them because they are against the way we should live. Think of it as punishing your child for doing something that is not moral, like stealing. God is the same he punishes us for doing things we should not do like breaking the Ten Commandments.
Other reasons that we have trials and tribulations is to test our faith, build our faith stronger, or give us testimonies to help others come to God. We might not understand any of this at the time, but in the end we will.
We must keep our faith strong regardless of what we go through or what happens in the world as we know it.
"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him."