It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.
I could read the history of her life in the depths of her eyes; I learned then that history was my favorite subject.
Why do I keep getting into jams? Why do I keep having these problems? Why is my life full of trouble? So that God can be your God. So that God can intervene. So that God can teach you that He delivers. So that God can teach you not to put your hope in yourself but rather in the One who raises the dead. Why do I keep having to go through this death and resurrection pattern? Because you need practice.