I know that God works for my good in all circumstances.

Romans 8 : 27-28 – ESV

27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

I have weathered more then my fair share of storms in life. I am currently looking at 6 weeks of radiation therapy, and 5 years worth of drugs to help me battle cancer, I have struggled with chronic back pain for ten years, and that is just a taste of some of the storms I have weathered. I also know that all these things have made me emotionally stronger. The more junk I deal with the closer to God I come.
I am really looking forward to Heaven, but I know that each pain I endure here will make Heaven that much sweeter.