Certainly there are causes. Some of those causes are our own fault. Some of them are the fault of others. And some are simply the result of living in a fallen world. It rains on the just and unjust alike. The point is this; In God’s Kingdom, it’s the purpose for the pain not the cause of the pain that we must focus on.
Romans 8:28 tells us that “all things work together for those who love God and are called according to His purposes.” Did you get that … according to His purposes? None of the mess or pain makes any sense; none of it is helpful if God Himself and the glory of His works is not our greatest treasure.
Take Away: In God’s Kingdom, it’s the purpose for the pain not the cause of the pain that we must focus on.