Why do we need to endure trials in this life?
We struggle that we might learn of our own weakness, of our own frailty. We struggle in order that we might learn to have compassion toward one another.
We struggle so that, in our pain, we might call out to God for help. So that we might learn where the true power to change ourselves and our circumstances comes from. We struggle that we might learn patience and grow in faith. We struggle in order that we might learn to overcome all of life’s trials through Jesus Christ who gives us strength.
And having learned all of these things, that we might teach these principles, these truths, to others in love. That they might learn to be over-comers as well.
Sometimes we have struggles in our lives because of the choices we make. Sometimes it is because of the choices of others. God has allowed us, all of us, to make choices, both good and bad. He allows us to go through certain trials that we might learn from our mistakes and those of others. And that we might draw closer to him and each other.