Try this: Pray then let it go. Don’t try to manipulate or force the outcome. Trust God to open the right door at the right time. When we shift our confidence off of our own abilities and onto God, then we will find the strength we need to get through the storms and trials that life often brings our way. I am convinced that if we could fulfill our divine purpose without trials then God would never let a single one of us hurt—not even for a moment. Adversity was never in his original plan and the only reason he exposes us to any is so that we (and others) can know his strength. Let us look at few folks in the Bible and then let’s ‘remove’ their challenges. How important would Abraham be if he had Isaac early in his life? What would most of the Psalms read like if David’s life had been easy? Ruth would not be so much of an inspiration if she had never known hardship. How much consolation would the book of Job give if he never suffered? What about Paul, how much encouragement would his Epistles offer us if he did not experience anything that you and I go through? And where would we be without the cross that Jesus endured? Adversity can be a good thing because God cause all good things to come from it (Romans 8:28). So just remember, although God may not be behind everything that is upsetting you, he is working it out for your good. What appears hard will benefit you if you trust him (John 13:7) God is good, God is powerful, and God knows what he is doing and he is always on time!