Now, discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11, NRSV)
Isaiah 10: The Remnant Returns Joyful
Our understanding of God is going to determine how we understand who we are, and what is happening in our lives.
Hebrews: A Cloud of Witnesses
the saints who have gone before us are an encouragement to us, for by the mighty wonder-working power of God, they persevered, and so can we.