“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” – James 1:2-4
God did not promise us that we would never go through the valleys. What He did promise is that we would not go through them alone. He never promised us that in receiving Him as our Savior and Lord, everything else will be easy. What He did promise is that He would never leave us nor forsake us.
God allows trials and challenges so that we would grow and mature in character. He loves us too much to leave us according to the state in which He found us. But He uses everything we have, our background and experiences, to become someone who He made us to be. He wastes nothing and everything is redeemable.
Life may get messy, but we can always trust in God who gives us strength to overcome and makes us conquerors of the world.