God has to put an obstacle in your way to show you who He is. Most of us are too stubborn to simply recognize God as the Almighty. Therefore God has to make us realize it the hard way. Whether it is to get our attention back on Christ or to strengthen the focus we already have, trials can work out for our good. The key is to stop worrying about the trial and discern what Jesus is trying to do in your life.
Sometimes when we reach our goals the ‘easy way,’ we then attribute it to our own effort. God hates that. He wants all the glory for the successes in our lives and He deserves it! A barrier you are facing right now is just another way for God to show you that He cannot fail. When you get to the other side look back and give God praise. Actually…go ahead and start right now!