Seems like there is nearly always something on the horizon in life (if not ours, someone we know) that we don't like very much. This is an excerpt from Max Lucado's book 'You'll Get Through This":
"Have you wept your final tear or received your last round of chemotherapy? Not necessarily. Will your unhappy marriage become happy in a heartbeat? Not likely. Does God guarantee the absence of struggle and the abundance of strength? Not in this life. But He does pledge to reweave your pain for a higher purpose.
"It won't be quick. Sometimes God takes His time. Twenty years to prepare Noah for the flood, eighty years to prepare Moses for his work. How long will God take with you? He may take His time. His history is redeemed not in minutes but in lifetimes. We see a perfect mess; God sees a perfect chance to train, test, and teach. We see a prison; God sees boot camp. What Satan intends for evil; God redeems for good!"