For many years I viewed adversity as a negative thing and always took the path of least resistance. I didn’t realize nor understand that God was allowing it to teach me perseverance so that I could mature spiritually.
Without hardship and various forms of suffering I can get along well by myself. However, that was also when I had a tendency to ignore the Lord and go my own way.
When misfortune or trouble comes my way now it doesn’t have the same effect because I am enjoying fellowship with Him continually. By having communion with the Lord as my primary objective and purpose in life, I view everything that happens in the light of His presence and nothing is as bad or good as it used to appear.
I thank God for His faithfulness in every situation.