One of the most difficult principles to understand in relation to suffering is this--to accept suffering as a gift from God. The God of the Bible disposes and dispenses the things that bring most glory to his name. If in achieving glory, he sees that adversity and suffering are the best means to that end, then that is what he will give. Can you see the truth contained in these words? You are ready to accept good, but are you just as ready to accept adversity. You see, God's goal is not our comfort, but our character.:)

Taken from theBible (unknown edition)