2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Our troubles should not diminish our faith or disillusion us.  Instead, we should realize that there is a purpose in our suffering.  Problems and human limitations have several benefits:  they help us remember Christ’s suffering for us; they help keep us from pride; they help us look beyond this brief life; they prove our faith to others and they give God the opportunity to demonstrate his great power.  Don’t resent your troubles—see them as opportunities