Can you remember the first time you took a nasty tasting medicine? You were probably a kid when you did, and I bet someone had to convince you it would be good for you. Would you believe it that in quite a few places the Bible tells us that hard times are good for us as well? If we have the right attitude, we often experience more growth by walking through one difficult situation than by living day-to-day life in the years before. This week we will allow the authors of scripture to teach us this hard, but good truth.