God is a god of love, peace and joy, but pain is a part of life. His desire is to help you endure the pain, as you grow into the person He designed you to become. In my past, whenever I encountered a painful situation, I used to ask myself, why did I have to go through that? I have come to the realization that God designs everything for His purpose. And that purpose is not always about me. He allows situations to happen that can impact many lives. My situation can be a tool that can help someone else. Maybe there’s someone who needs to hear how I made it through. Maybe my pain can help someone, who doesn’t know how great He is, get to know Him. Maybe my pain can lead someone else to a fuller life. In any event, my pain has a greater purpose than what I see in the now. Although it doesn't feel good to go through the pain, I know I'm a better person because of it.