God is so gracious and faithful in teaching me and causing me to grow. I am always amazed when He speaks to me, no matter how many times He’s already done so.
After having some discussions with other Holy Ghost filled Christians regarding whether God “allows” certain situations and circumstances into our lives (harsh and painful ones) in order to grow us, that stuck in my mind for some days. When I am pondering something in my heart and I begin seeking God, He always comes through. Here’s what He told me:
It’s about keeping our hearts perfect toward Him. If we continually obey, praise and worship Him, do what is pleasing in His sight and have faith in Him, we are resting in that secret place that Psalm 91 speaks of. It is how we keep our hearts with all diligence. That’s how we stay close to Him and not have any adversity, even in the midst of adversity (think Joseph who was sold into slavery). Perfect peace.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:7)
It all comes down to keeping ourselves one with Him, because He never moves from us.