Our worst things are often our best
It is often for the soul's health that we would
be poor, bereaved, and persecuted.
As there is a curse wrapped up in the wicked man's
mercies, so there is a blessing concealed in the righteous
man's crosses, losses, and sorrows.
The trials of the saint are a 'divine pruning',
by which he grows and brings forth abundant fruit.
-Spurgeon, from his exposition of Psalm 1