No one likes to experience pain. I personally believe there are reasons for everything but that we won’t always know (this side of heaven) what the reasons are. I think pain teaches us things, but I don’t know if we are meant (destined) for certain situations or if we have chose them somehow. And, even saying that, when I think about my childhood trauma and the pain of living in an alcoholic household, I know I didn’t choose that and it wasn’t my fault. I was living with adults who, for their reasons, were damaged and had a childish view of life. They thought inflicting pain made them powerful somehow.
God has worked me through painful situations. This poem is a nod to all that God does for us, especially the things we don’t really understand.