The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart. [Proverbs 13:3]
Both gold and silver are refined by high heat. The impurities float to the top and are taken out, improving the purity and quality of the metal. In the same way; suffering allows the moral impurities in our character to surface. The heat of hard times is designed to improve us, drawing us closer to the heart of God. When you are facing difficulties, stay strong, and know that through that trial, you will be molded into the person, God wants you to be!
"It is the fire of suffering that brings forth the gold of godliness." -Madame Guyon