Rom. 12:12 Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful.
We don't know what God has in store for us except His coming and heaven. He does not unravel for us our tomorrows. He may give us general direction as to where we are heading, but He does not give us the details. We should never concern ourselves about that which we have no control over. The Lord is already where we will be so we simply should rejoice that He is there and is leading us to it. We know that when we get there we will never be alone. The Lord has a plan and we must learn to rest in Him and let Him work it.
Sometimes trouble is a part of His plan for us. Why? Because that is where we grow the most in our ability to trust and love Him. We need tough times to teach us that the Lord is faithful and able to see us through them. We need to learn to be patient and not let our troubles throw us for a loop. They do pass and all things do work out for them who love the Lord.
We learn trust and patience through prayer. We must be disciplined prayer warriors. We learn best on our knees that God is real and able to help us through whatever life brings us. We learn the most about how precious our Lord is through prayer. We must have time alone with our Lord in our prayer closets if we are going to survive and thrive spiritually. Prayer is the key to successful godly living.