Imagine yourself living in a house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At
first, perhaps you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains
right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that hose job
needed doing and so you are not surprised.
But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way
that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense.
What on earth is he up to??
The explanation is that He is building quite a different
house from the one you thought of; throwing out a new wing here, putting an
extra floor there, running up towers, making court yards.
You thought you were going to be made into a decent little
cottage; but He is building a palace.
- C. S. Lewis