He molds our character by delaying, holding back until He's finished infusing another layer of Himself into our lives.
"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. "
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
When circumstances seem contrary, take God's Word of promise and echo them from your heart and mouth. Anxiety, fear, depression, even physical challenges all bow to His will.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine."