Why do men learn through pain and suffering, and not through pleasure and happiness? Very simply, because pleasure and happiness accustom one to satisfaction with the things given in this world, whereas pain and suffering drive one to seek a more profound happiness beyond the limitations of this world.
+Fr Seraphim Rose
Why me? Why this? Instead of asking painful questions, let your hard times allow you to lean on the Lord for His mercy is great.
The hardest times of life can also be the times we are closest to heaven.
What is hard for you right now? What can you do to see beyond those problems and find peace even when the problems don’t go away?
Lord, help me to see beyond this time of trouble and to fix my eyes on You.