Be thankful for all the struggles you go through. (Source uncertain)

Really? I should be grateful for the difficulties I face? Well, listen to the rest of the quote: “They make you stronger, wiser, and humble.” Those are qualities worth working for even in difficult times. Those hard times will come, but our response to them can help us and others whom we may influence. There’s even more counsel: “Don’t let them break you; let them make  you.”

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you (Isaiah 43:2).