This is Avery comforting thought when we are in the midst of trouble. The biblical examples can serve as a source of strength.
If you are in God’s kingdom, He leads you. Sometimes His leading is through painful circumstances. We don’t like it, but we’ll like the place where He brought us. Adversity is a path to bliss.
Job first suffered, then he was blessed. Joseph was a slave and then in jail, then he was blessed. Daniel was exiled from his homeland and forced into the king’s service, then he was blessed. Before he became king, David was a fugitive in the desert.
Don’t be caught off guard (as I have). Feel God’s peace in midst of the turmoil.