This is an excerpt from Pastor Joel Osteen's book "Don't Waste Your Pain"
There’s a purpose for your pain. When you’re in a difficult season that you don’t understand, don’t focus on the pain. Focus on the fact that a new level is coming. The scripture says, “Jesus endured the pain of the cross, looking forward to the joy that was set before him.” If you only focus on the now, you’ll get discouraged and think, “This is not fair. I can’t take this anymore.” Have a new perspective, “Yes this is difficult, it’s not what I had planned, but I know this pain is not here to defeat me, it’s here to promote me, it’s a sign I’m about to give birth.” Your pain is about to be turned into your gain.-An excerpt from "Don't Waste Your Pain"Pastor Joel Osteen