God uses afflictions to draw us into His Word so we can allow Him to deal with the issues of our heart. If we don’t see God in ALL of our circumstances, the good and the bad, our faith will crash. God is not with us in spite of our failure, sin and slothfulness, He is with us because of them. God's tender mercies are above all His works. Go to the Lord with an open heart and let Him love you through your pain and suffering.