A person who utilizes suffering to arouse himself in spiritual matters will find consolation. He will recognize that even though the suffering was difficult for him, it nevertheless helped him for eternity.
When you see yourself growing spiritually through your suffering, you will even be able to feel joy because of that suffering.
(Michtav MaiEliyahu, vol.1, p.265; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.245)
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