The avoidance of legitimate suffering means we also avoid the growth that problems demand of us. (Swindoll, American pastor and author)
No one in his right mind likes to suffer. We avoid suffering at all costs—with medication, alcohol, or any other means of escape. Yet, some pain is helpful, even necessary. Without it, how would we know we’ve burned or injured ourselves? More importantly, it is often when we’re hurting that we learn important lessons that help us grow and mature.
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold (Job.23:10).