1 Samuel 1.16
It's because I'm so desperately unhappy and in such pain that I've stayed here so long.
thank you lord for our difficulties! we can count it all joy, because in you all our desperate unhappiness, all our pain keep us staying in you, with you, in your house. thank you that in you our troubles keep us holding on to you instead of driving us farther into nothingness into hopelessness. praise you that we can never be driven down to the ground because with you we always have hope, we always have the upper hand, we are never destroyed. thank you that the difficulties meant for us to give up actually make us stay closer to you, keep us going even more, bring us closer to who you want us to be and the great destiny you have written for us. amazing, God!