We are to endure hardship as discipline.
In Hebrews, it describes discipline as hardship, and that we are to endure and to be trained by it.
That's an interesting thought, that the discipline of God; which is meant to produce holiness in us, are the experiences in life that are hard and difficult.
God only gives good things therefore, the hard things in our life, are meant for good. Even though, to us, no discipline is pleasant or seems right, but rather painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace, for those who have been trained by it.
This is an intriguing thought, enduring discipline may not be our choice, but choosing to be trained by it is. Choosing to produce something good from it, is left up to us.
Therefore, we have a decision, to make good out of our difficulty and be trained by it, or to be defiant and stubborn by the hardship, resulting in nothing good at all. To produce nothing good, after enduring something difficult, is a very sorrowful outcome.
However, having a humble attitude, during hard & difficult situations, is choosing to be trained by the hardship and to be molded and shaped by the hand of the great Creator.
Therefore, we're not to lose heart in our difficulties, our Loving Father has our best in mind.
He only disciplines those He loves; thereby, giving us the option to be trained by it, and to produce something beautiful through our life.