There is a story in 1 Kings 17 where God has commanded a widow to take care of the prophet Elijah and in the process her son dies due to an illness. How is it that Elijah goes to follow God’s directions and the one that he has been assigned to bless suffers.
God has given you instructions in following Him and it just so happens that in your decisions to follow God’s commands, your children start acting crazy, friends turn their back on you, your marriage goes haywire and all because you said “Yes” to God I will obey.
This is just to encourage you that although everything may not be looking the way you want it to right now, God has not forgotten you. Continue to be faithful to your marital vows although your spouse may be involved in adultery, continue to love that wayward child although they may be stealing from you, be obedient and watch how God turns things around in your favor.
The widow woman experienced pain while being obedient to God in caring or His Prophet and in the end by her seeing God’s hand she KNEW that God was who He said He was the entire time.
“Now by this I KNOW that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is the TRUTH.” 1 Kings 17:24