He is compassionate, merciful, gracious, kind, holy, truthful, and just. He has a purpose for everything He does.
There are numerous examples in God’s Word of ordinary people who had to endure what seemed to be unjust and extremely difficult circumstances? For instance, when we look at the suffering of Job, of Joseph in the Old Testament, and of Jesus, our first thought may be, “God, where were You? They didn’t deserve that!”
Of course, we know the end of the story in each case:
We don’t know how the story of our suffering will bring good. We must choose to trust God even in the darkness. God is in complete control and He is eternal. Since He is not bound by time, He can see the whole picture all at once. His Word tells us He doesn’t think the way we do. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9).
We may not see now, or even before we die, what God is doing in and through our most difficult circumstances, but we can be certain He is working all things for good, according to His will, and we can certainly trust God when bad things happen.