“And the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job…’” Job 1:8 ESV
God puts his toughest soldiers in the hardest spiritual battles. Satan told the Lord he had been roaming the earth; obviously to torment someone. God volunteered Job for the test. In His omniscience God knew Job would come out of his trial stronger, wiser, and better. God knows our strengths too. He only allows us to go through only what He knows we can endure.
Hate it or love it; sometimes the Lord volunteers you to endure pain. But why? Because He hates you? No. At times He wants to put you on display. Look at Job. Because of Job’s strength we are encouraged by his story thousands of years later. God wants to use you to bring glory to Jesus. Christ thinks so much of you that He is putting you on display. God knows you can make it if you just trust Him. Do you?