Benefits of Affliction — Exercises Our Faith
Ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
~ 1 Pet 1:6-7
Dark are the ways of Providence,
While those who love thee groan;
Thy reasons lie conceal’d from sense,
Mysterious and unknown.