1 Peter 4:12-13
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
It would be nice if every day was filled with sunshine, blooming flowers, always hearing a "yes" to your needs, but it wouldn't be reality. It is important to understand that pain and suffering isn't new, but your approach to how you handle these times will determine how you walk through it. From now on, try not to concentrate on where you are and what you're trying to get through, but know that these days are only stepping stones to make your walk stronger for your victory lap. Today, don't give into your frustrations; walk over them realizing the victory is only a few more steps ahead.