1 Peter 1:6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
There is more of God to be had in times of suffering than any other time." J.Piper
If this John Piper quote is true then should we not greatly rejoice in our trials if we truly want more of God? The question came up in our small group today, "Should we then pray for trials in our lives, as this brings us closer to Christ?"