2 Corinthians 4:8-10

8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.


We are admonished to thank God for all things. James (the half-brother of Jesus) even says to be thankful for the trials and temptations. A grateful spirit is not readily found, but must be cultivated. Remember that every good thing comes from the Father.