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We wish God would just take away our pain, but he knows in it he is producing faith in us. This message was given by Pastor Dan Jacobsen at the Hobart/Portage campus as part of the Exiles teaching series.
6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith--more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire--may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:6 — 1 Peter 1:7 ESV