What sense does it make to go through the agony of getting a root canal, if you’re just going to turn around and get more cavities? Most of us have to see to believe. We have to experience to understand. We have to get burned before we learn not to touch the flame. God gives us challenges to grow our faith and give us a testimony. Every challenge is an opportunity. What a shame it would be to go through those challenges only to remain the same; only to come out back where we started. God gives us time and chances to learn from our mistakes.