"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance."
Nothing great has ever happened without pain and trials of the ones who accomplished it. Trials of many kinds bring us closer to Christ, and almost force us to depend wholly on Him and no one else, including ourselves.
Endurance is required to reach our goal of bringing the Kingdom of Heaven here. We must run our race with endurance. Without endurance, it's a sprint, and, while it may have great results, we don't want to be disqualified ourselves.
What trials are you facing? I know we're facing some big ones. Thank God today for your trials, not because of the pain, but because of the long-term result, which we may not see for a very long time.