Job 28:12…”But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell?” Job maintained that the mysteries of Providence were known by God alone. The caverns of the earth may be discovered, but not the counsels of Heaven. We cannot fully understand all of God’s purposes, and this is especially true when it comes to why we suffer. What we do know is that God uses trials and sufferings to break us of our dependence on ourselves. For the believer, He is chipping away at our unbelief, pride, and selfishness so that we would trust and love Him increasingly. He is in the process of making us more like His Son, who was perfectly faithful, humble, and selfless.