7. If your suffering is a result of righteousness, consider it pure joy
This is by far the hardest thing to do when you’re in the midst of pain, but it is true.
When we suffer for the sake of righteousness it produces perseverance, character and hope – and to build this foundation and these traits will serve you well all the days of your life, and bring glory to God .
And, it seems that these traits cannot be developed any other way.
All of the greatest heroes of faith experienced significant suffering, which was used to glorify God through His incredible promise to use all things for good.