God’s tests are gifts. They take many forms: success and failure, wealth and poverty, fame and persecution, loyalty and betrayal, birth and death. He tests the mind and the body in this way to strengthen them and prepare them for greater tests to come. The wise see a gift when the foolish are blind to it. Every hurt holds its lesson.
The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One’s Purpose, pp. 8-9.