If life were perfectly comfortable what would be the motivation for any of us ever seek Him out? Hath the whole need of a physician? (see Matt 9:12) When we receive struggle with humility it literally brings us to the feet of the Savior, pleading for His grace and power to overcome. We seek His yoke to pull the burden. As we walk and pull and suffer with the Savior, the nature of the Divine distills upon our own. We become fully engaged in His plan of growth and transformation which is intentionally gradual. Combined with His grace, our consistent effort over time internalizes the changes in our nature that would otherwise remain surface. With Christ there is no flaw, no struggle, no heart ache, that can't eventually be overcome when coupled with a committed and willing heart!
"If you have problems in your life, don't assume there is something wrong with you. Struggling with those problems is at the very core of life's purpose. As we draw close to God, He will show us our weaknesses and through them make us wiser, stronger. If you're seeing more of your weaknesses, that just might mean you're moving nearer to God, not farther away."
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering can
the soul be strengthened,
and success achieved."