1. He allows it for our character development.
Going through trials I believe is a worry for many christians. Many want to know why God would allow them to go through some challenges. Many have been erroneously told it is a consequence of a sinful act.
Trials are permissive will of God. God allows it. It is a trial of faith. An interval between your timing and God’s timing . The fact is, God is much more interested in developing our characters than our personal achievements. God’s visions and assignments can only be achieved with good character and attitude. His desire is to make us a better person. He wants us to add some supplements to our faith.
2 Peter 1:5-8 (RSV) For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,
and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Many believers are talked into Salvation, promising a smooth sailing of their journey. (Luke 8:22-23). In fact many Churches don’t inform their members the promise of trials and hardship. Whereas God encourages the need of endurance in our relationship with him. Why would God request for endurance if there are no trials?
New Living Translation
Mat 24:13 . But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
It is good for us to know that we are all work in progress (Phil 4:18) No one is a finished product yet, and every products passes through processes. Knowing that God’s ways are not our ways. He sees what we cannot see. With God, there are levels of maturity you must attained before he can take you to the next level of His assignment.
Matthew 7:6 (KJV) Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Is there anything you are waiting on God for, don’t just stand waiting but rather let it be the period of developing yourself toward your expectation.
James 1:3-4 (KJV)
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
From above scriptures, it is very clear that everyone’s faith would be tried. There are times your faith in God would be challenged. Not everything you pray to God for will happen immediately all the time. You must prove to God that you love Him more than anything else. You must develop the virtues of patience through the power of the Holy Spirit to be able to wait till it happens. Your ability to wait is a great virtue God is looking for. I pray that God will bless you with a spirit of patience.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Job 14:14. When a man dies, will he come back to life? If so, I would wait all the days of my struggle until my relief comes.