He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.
God knows everything. God is the Creator and Sustainer of your life. God, in His omniscience and sovereignty, allowed you to experience what you ex- perienced. His intent was not to destroy you, because His thoughts toward you are precious. Rather, His purpose was to use it to make you into His child, a child upon whom He would delight to pour out His love, a child who would serve Him in the fullness of His grace.