If your car is in neutral, it won't go anywhere, unless you are parked on a hill or unless you get out and push it. Neutral generally gets us nowhere. Suffering is not something we seek out but we must realize that suffering is not something that brings us nothing. Suffering does bring pain. But perseverance through the suffering can turn that pain into character and then into hope.
Lord, help me to see suffering for what it can be and not for merely what it is at the current moment.