From the blog of Lydia Brownbeck:
A wise man told me, "Life is a testing ground, not a resting ground."
Life may not turn out the way we want it to...many times it may not turn out the way we expect it to.
We may lose that which we cherish, we may never get that which we want desperately.
Through it all, we are told to trust God...but trust in what?
Trusting that God will make it all turn out the way that we have it all planned is not trust.
Trusting that God is in control and will make it turn out according to His plan...that is trust.
God sees with eternity in mind...we can only see this life. HOW we trust God may end up nearly as important to our spiritual growth as THAT we trust God.