When we go through trials and afflictions, it is not because God is punishing us. It is because he knows that we know, we can get through it. Instead of complaining about the situation strive to do your best to overcome it. We can learn and grow incredible amounts as we go through life's challenges. Every time we grow and learn from a trial or affliction, we should be grateful because of the knowledge and experience we have received. But we have to remember that as we go through the trials we are not alone. Christ is there every step of the way.
My Mom sent me something. D.O.T.S. Which stands for Depend On The Savior.
Hebrews 13:5 "...for he hath said, I will NEVER leave thee, nor forsake thee."