When we are working at a difficult task and strive after a good thing, we are fighting a righteous battle, the direct reward of which is that we are kept from much evil.
Our difficulties of the moment must always be dealt with somehow, but our permanent difficulties are difficulties of every moment.
Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.
But by fighting the difficulties in which one finds oneself, an inner strength develops from within our heart, which improves in life’s fight.