Not one of us is exempt and free of distresses and difficulties . We can either get bitter or get better. Paul struggled in weaknesses and difficulties and persecutions since the day he accepted Christ. This was his destiny . We are not promised or commissioned with the luxuries of this world, but rather are promised and protected by His powerful grace and mercy that perfects us and strengthens us in all our struggles and disappointments. Our difficulties and disappointments are all part of the glorification process of making us more like Him and living in His blessing and favor. “Therefore, I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for the Christ’s sake; for when so am weak , then I am strong. ” Thank you apostle Paul for living this out in your life as a testimony for ours!