Pain reminds us of our dependence.
“God whispers in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis
“You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Augustine Confessions Bk I. Par. 1
“Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13 (NLT)