God allows some things because He knows all things. God allows stressful things, difficult things, and even painful things. We don’t always know why these things happen. But sometimes God allows difficult times to come into our lives so that we can find our strength in Him. As humans, we tend to want to have control of all aspects of our lives. We want things a certain way, at a certain time, and in a certain place. Because God knows all things and He knows us, inside and out, He may allow situations to arise in our lives to cause us to stop relying on ourselves. Sometimes it is a small nudge and sometimes it can feel like we have fallen off of a cliff and are barely hanging on for dear life. In either scenario we can be sure to find hope and truth and peace in Jesus as we face all of the storms of this life.