The natural question that we want answered when we face hardship is, “Why God did this happen?.” God’s Word answers this question with a “what” response. What is the result of these difficult circumstances? Romans tells us that difficulty grows our character that ultimately solidifies our hope in Jesus.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
~ Romans 5:3-4 [NLT]