I heard a terrific analogy today on my way home from work. An airbag is in your car to protect you. Yes it may hurt if it goes off, but it saves you from worse pain. We may be going through a painful time, but God may have allowed this to protect us from worse pain. It's hard to learn to be content in whatever state we are in. It's easy to think it, to know it in our head, but to truly be content is another thing.
This is a new year, a new chance to put into practice what the Bible says and to truly apply it to our lives. I'm so thankful for new years, new beginnings, another chance.