"....I will never leave you nor forsake you." Hebrews 13:5
It sucks to have to grow through difficult situations, but boy when GOD brings us through and we recognize that his grace alone was the reason, what a time of rejoicing!
When we are "growing" through, it feels as if no one in the world understands, the pain is almost unbearable, we feel so alone, and worst of all it feels like things will never get better. In that point of lowliness, there is an unspeakable peace, because at this low point ALL you have is the strength of the Lord. This is the most perfect place to reside in times of trouble. It's a refining period, but we must be willing vessels.
When God brings us through this storm, it is our duty to recognize him for who he is. We must take the lessons learned and move forward, not repeating that same dreadful pattern.
This quote came from a devotional I was reading, "There is no trial that faces you, no temptation that overtakes you, no problem that afflicts you without God's loving hand embracing you."
Peace and Love.