This is the view from the Grinell Glacier Overlook Trail (Glacier NP). My wife and I hiked here in 2017. That day my wife accused me of trying to kill (not that she really meant it). But it was a long, hard and hot day of hiking. This spur, in particular, was a 1000 foot gain in less than a mile off the main trail. But what a spectacular view!
It is said “What does not kill you, makes you stronger” (first attributed to Friedrich Nietzsche). In Proverbs, we are told that God purifies our hearts like gold is purified by fire. While I don’t believe that suffering is intrinsically good, I do believe God can work through the challenges we face.