Troubles are proven to almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to distract our attention elsewhere.
It’s not that God does not use blessings to keep our eyes fixed on him, it’s just that we are easily distracted creatures.
The suffering, heartbreak, temptation, setbacks, illness, broken relationships all them, although hard going, it’s often the only way that God can get us alone with him.
It’s the only time that he can teach and reveal himself to us.
So, take heart, my dear friend, if you are going through any of these things. Jesus cannot instruct us anything until we quiet all our intellectual concerns and fearful hearts and get alone with Him.
When he gets alone with us we will have his eyes and heart to see ourselves and others and his strength to deal with all.
Take heart, all you God-seekers.