No Pain, No Gain
In retrospect, the suffering molded me into being who I am. I should know by now, to just trust God. If He brought me to it, He'll bring me through it.
It also struck me how an object of shame, the cross, has become a symbol of triumph. Just imagine, something that was designed to humiliate, torture, kill, shame, managed to bring about our redemption. An example of God turning bad into good.
If it weren't for the passion and crucifixion, we wouldn't have had the Resurrection.