“I walked a mile with pleasure, she chatted all the way.
But left me none the wiser, for all she had to say.
I walked a mile with sorrow and not a word said she.
But oh the things I learned from her, when sorrow walked with me.”
We seldom grow in good times. The times I've grown much in the Lord are during those trying, tumultuous and often terrible times of trials, trouble, sorrow, pressure, defeat and despair. That is why we call them growing pains.