God's methods are often not our methods
Matthew 16:22–23 (ASV 1901)
22And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall never be unto thee. 23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art a stumbling-block unto me: for thou mindest not the things of God, but the things of men.
Luke 18:21 (ASV 1901)
21And he said, All these things have I observed from my youth up.