The deeper the water, the richer the insights.
Psalm 66:10 says, “For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.” Of Joseph, Psalm 105:18-19 says, “They hurt his feet in fetters, He was laid in irons. Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him.”
Our trials develop proven character. Our faith is tested and purified. As we cry out to Him in our trials, He gives us the wisdom needed to endure.
Romans 5:3-4 in the Amplified says, “Moreover (let us also be full of joy now!) let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character (of this sort) produces (the habit of) joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.”