Recently, I've experienced 3 truths:
1) "You don't really know what you've got 'til it's gone."
Mike Shinoda got this right when he rapped the song Where'd You Go (Fort Minor).
What can't you afford to lose if you lost everything else?
What can you afford to give away to retain those that really matter?
2) Pain gives birth to maturity.
It increases our pain threshold, our capacity to handle things.
3) God always has a beautiful ending.
This thought came to me yesterday,
"If you could see the Lord's intended outcome, you would rejoice."
Just like how He blessed Job after his crisis, He will do so for us.
We have every reason to rejoice.
"Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord--that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful." (James 5:11)