Not too long ago, my daughter had a string of really bad days. Over a short span, she got sick, she fell on a wet floor and hurt her knee, and she made some poor choices that made her life pretty stressful. While two of the issues weren’t her fault, she stated the obvious, “Dad, my life is so stressful.” Why God allows these difficult events in our lives, we may never know. But, in my daughter’s life, it was enough to get her to think about her walk with the Lord and why these things were happening to her. She was frustrated. When people we love are going through God’s refining, it’s hard. But be encouraged—God is at work. 

Suggested Reading: Zechariah 13:9