When considering why we suffer from a variety of challenges in our lives I often pray to the Creator of the Universe for wisdom and understanding of the human condition. I myself have suffered over the years and have brought all my troubles and worries and concerns to the throne of grace.
We can take a good hard look at the events in our lives and if we are completely honest about ourselves we can see we actually are not that good at making right choices.
From personal experience I can only offer my own actual learning to turn to God for healing and teaching.
Reaching out to the hem of His garment and asking for Him to teach me how to live and change my way of thinking and living.
The story of the woman with the issue of blood who reached out and touched the hem of the Messiahs garment speaks volumes to me as it was after she had spent all her money and visiting loads of physicians her plight was worse at the end than it was when she started out. She understood that if she could just reach out and touch the hem og His garment she knew she would be healed. She reached out, touched the hem of His garment and in doing so the Messiah knew that power had gone out of himself and He turned round and looked straight at her and said that because of her trust in Him and His healing power she was healed instantly of the haemorrhaging that had plagued her for 12 years.
We are so slow to come to the Father yet, He is waiting for us to reach out and ask for His help.
Like He says if we humble ourselves and call out to him he will come and heal us.
We do not seem to get the full picture of His miracle power and love and forgiveness until we are right at the end of our tether and last hope. Yet all the time He waits for us. With His kindness and mercy.
We are stubborn, stiff-necked and proud and arrogant and too proud to really come to the Father of all creation to ask for His Help.
For me, turning to God has been a salvation worth working for. Surrendering all my anxiety and fears and troubles and difficulties to him, does bring peace in the mind that is past all human understanding because it is in understanding to Obey what God has taught us from the beginning of time that we read and learn to accept His great truth that without His breath of life in us we would not even be here.