Maybe I was taught wrong because I just can't believe that such a loving God would test us this way.
God does not Throw us into some kind of test just to see us squirm or just to see what happens. LIFE happens and it gets messy because of the fall, because of man's choices that he makes or because of other menís choices that hurt us. The one thing God excels at, however, is the taking of a bad or horrible situation, entering into it and working with us to grow and become stronger.
To bring beauty for ashes.
Here in Washington during the summer we sometimes have forest fires caused by lightening. It may destroy thousands of acres of woodland. It looks horrible and will look horrible for years but eventually the trees, the flowers, the fauna all come back better than ever and even more beautiful. That is only one example. There are millions of others.
The point is it is not what happens to us but what we do with it. We can sit in the ashes or allow Him to begin the process of renewal. It will not happen like we think or maybe even want but it can and will happen if we let it in His time.
I have no idea what tomorrow holds for me. But I do know who holds my tomorrow. For now that is enough for me.