He’s making you more like Jesus!
Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
Rom 8:29 ¶ For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
God wants us to be happy, yet happiness is holiness, the perfected love of God.
We are His children, and He wants us to walk in the honour, respect, joy, and integrity that He is, and so as we go through convoluted processes sometimes, it is only in hindsight that we see His fingerprints on the passage we took.
Seemed brutal at the time, but at the end of the day, we are always better for it. He really does love us.
‘Father, I thank you for your goodness and grace towards me today, that as I busy myself with my daily responsibilities, you make are constantly working both within and without of my life, to conform me to the image of Jesus. I embrace the process, and trust you in it, Amen.’