God is not an idealist–instead He is patiently working all things for His glory and for our good–He is looking towards the final product. We get in His way when we idolize the perfect situation NOW, and He gradually pries our fingers off our grasp of our ideals.
God does not waste any suffering. He uses it for our good now and He is storing up treasures and glory for us in eternity.
God is good.
God is loving.
God is faithful to discipline His children and make them more like Jesus. Sometimes He uses suffering to do that and we can look back and tell Him ‘thank you.’
God is always with us. He never leaves us or forsakes us, and He is especially close to those who are suffering.
God does not give us more than we can bear, when we are relying on Him.
God does what will bring the most glory to Him, but He always has our best in mind as well. What is best for us is usually not what we think it is.
Suffering is an opportunity to know God deeply.