Why did God allow David to face opposition? Why didn’t he, as trouble began to stir against David, stop it in its tracks. The answer provided may seem simple, but it’s understanding is anything but that. God allowed the difficulty to occur so that he could lift up David and subsequently be praised and glorified.
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. (Psalms 30:12)
God does not selfishly do this, for he is praised by angelic creations. He does not need our praise, he is already praised continually. However in order for us to understand God and his greatness, we must experience him and his mighty works. When we do, we “know him and the power of his resurrection” and comprehend the splendor of his greatness. Without the trial or the dark nights, we cannot come closer to fully knowing God.
Each trial is intended to open our understanding and draw us closer to God. It will only be in the resurrection when we can know him as we are known. Until then, trials are essential for our growth, faith and the ability to know God better.