Hardships are allowed in your life for two reasons - to develop the fruits of My Spirit (My character in you), and also to bring you to a place of total dependency upon Me.
Look at the word, "hardships" - hard ships. Hardships are designed to move with the flow of the river of life even when stormy times come. Sometimes the ship of your life shakes so violently that you feel it will capsize. Know this day that your life is hid with Me in My Father's heart, and it will never capsize even through terrific storms.
I allow hard things, hard relationships, and hard situations in your life because I know you will surrender all to Me. When you surrender all to Me and depend upon Me completely with total trust and confidence, I will keep the ship of your life moving forward. You will not sink.