Hebrews 12:11 ~ NASB
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
As God's children, we come to Him in childlike trust. We grow as He teaches and trains us. There are times when the lesson is hard, we don't like it and we'd rather skip the test. It is a great comfort to know He is able to mold us and shape us into His image. Many times when I am in the middle of such a test I cry out, "my life is in your hands Lord". He desires that we trust Him, follow Him and keep our hearts right before Him. He will bring us through and on the other side we will look more like our Father. He is faithful!!!