God sometimes takes us into troubled waters, not to drown us but to cleanse us. (Author unknown)

It’s a paradox of Christian teaching, written in different ways. For example, in response to Paul’s prayer for healing, God replied, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Elsewhere, “Tribulation works patience” (Romans 5:3). Rather than beg to be freed from the difficulty, perhaps it would be best to seek God’s purpose in it all.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28)