How easy is it to reflect, to mull, to think that what happens to us is done to us on a personal, note? When an incident occurs, either to us directly or to someone we know there is a reason. Not all reasons are pleasant and fluffy and good. No, sometimes God has a lesson or a mission that we need to come face to face with. It is not always about "me". This is probably the hardest pill to swallow when it comes to our relationship with God. We think often to ourselves, "Why does it have to be so painful". It is part of the Grand Scheme of things. God's plan for us is so big and so laid out, we cannot fathom the outcome. All we can do is learn from every experience. Be grateful no matter how it hurts. We must know we are alive and there must be a reason we are that. Figure it from there. Prayer, meditation and faith will get you through.
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.