“God does not enter into relationship with us to give us everything that we think we want. He draws us to himself that we might find security, contentment, peace, and joy in him. To get us to that point, he sometimes uses difficult times to show us our dependence. He may use the consequences of our sin or of somebody else’s sin. He may use hardship that is traceable to nobody’s sin. He brings us to a point of weakness to demonstrate his greatness and goodness. Weaned from carnal affections, we delight in what is dear to God’s heart, entrust ourselves to his care, and let him work in our circumstances for his glory.” -- Dean Ulrich