Father in heaven, Your ways are perfect and fulfill Your righteous plans. The difficult trials You at times allow us to endure seem puzzling and unfathomable at first, but they eventually produce the results we desire ourselves. Teach us to always trust the way You guide us through life’s lessons. Help us to consistently see that the testing of our faith produces the steadfastness we very much need. Allow us to realize that our continual perseverance leads to the maturity and the Godliness You so desire in our lives. Amen.