Trials develop godly character.However, we must be careful never to make excuses for our “trials and tribulations” if they are a result of our own wrongdoing. (1 Peter 4:15). God will forgive our sins because the eternal punishment for them has been paid by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. However we still have to suffer the natural consequences in this life for our sins and bad choices. But God uses even those things to mold and shape us for His purposes and our ultimate good.
. . . Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:2-4,12). In Christ. God has given us His Word to guide us, His Holy Spirit to enable us, and the privilege of coming to Him anywhere, at any time, to pray about anything.
…those who keep Heaven in view remain serene and cheerful in the darkest day. If the glories of Heaven were more real to us, if we lived less for material things and more for things eternal and spiritual, we would be less easily disturbed by this present life.”