God allows His children to encounter spiritual trials and experiences in order to train us. We may have become lazy in our spiritual life, or we may have strayed away from Him for a time. God can use difficult spiritual experiences to bring us back to His way. But when these hardships come upon us, we must not lose faith. On the contrary, it is up to us to praise God with thanksgiving and joy in the midst of the tough times of life, because we know that these trials will strengthen our faith and increase our patience.