We often hear people say that it was an accident or a serious illness that helped them to discover their true vocation or even their salvation. Yet, to begin with, they believed that all was lost and let themselves sink into despair and revolt.
Of course, some trials are terrible and it is not possible to avoid suffering.
But why do we not immediately think that one day, later on, at the end of these ordeals, happiness will be waiting? Why waste so much time in despair and revolt?