It's very interesting to me how upside down our thinking is. When something GOOD happens in life we often say it's luck, and when something BAD happens, it's God? When things are going well we should be focusing on praising God and thanking Him. But when things are going bad we always seem to blame Him. Yet James 1:17 teaches us that " Every good gift and ever perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." Scripture tells us that God has thoughts toward us. It shows us that we are ever in His thoughts. We were not abandoned and set upon the earth to survive on our own. He is deeply involved in our lives and thinks about us. It is those thoughts that brought forth the very plan of salvation. A plan that was conceived in the mind of God before creation itself. Matthew 25:34 states "Come you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." Ephesians 1:4 declares "According as he has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the World..." Revelation 13:8 declares Christ as the "...Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." These verses show us that God developed a plan. In fact, the psalmist states in Psalm 139:15-17 "My frame was not hidden from You. When I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they were all written, the days fashioned for me. When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!" What I'm getting at today, is that all things happen in our lives for a reason. Albeit the good and the BAD. The Lord lets us go through trials and testings in order for us to build character, strength and learn to trust in Him throughout it all. So instead of asking God to take the tribulation that you're going through away from you, ask God to help you PERSEVERE through it in order for you to develop and carry out the plan that God has designated for you.