"For he says, 'In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.' Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation." ~II Corinthians 6:2
Life itself is a grace. An unmerited gift of God, which we must respond to and take advantage of. We must give thanks for all things, including and especially for sufferings. For in times of struggle we can draw nearer to Christ and share in his suffering, that is if we choose to.