God's express purpose in saving you is not to just keep you from the fiery pit of Hell, but to shape you to the image of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The very moment you accept Him as your Savior, the process begins. From that point until you move to Glory, you need to understand the one goal of making you Christ like. This is especially  true of those somewhat dark periods of testing and trial to occur in the lives of each of us.