Pain becomes good or bad based on what we do with it. (Source unknown)
It’s an oft-repeated idea: pain can be both good and bad. Without physical pain, we wouldn’t know we had touched a hot burner until the skin began to curl. Pain as a warning is a good thing, a blessing. If we respond to pain—whether physical or emotional—by seeking its source and responding with appropriate remedies, we can be restored to health.
The words of the wise are like cattle prods—painful but helpful. (Ecclesiastes 12:11)