1 Peter 5:9-10 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished (to fulfill, make perfect) in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablished, strengthen, settle you. ~ God gives us a command, to resist the devil steadfast in the faith. This reveals to us that our faith is more than enough to overcome every affliction, every attack of the enemy. All we have to do is stand and wait patiently on the Lord. We can have confidence knowing that He will cause us to be victorious. Somehow through the affliction, through the trials and tribulations, God perfects everything concerning us and makes us perfect and established in Him. So as we go through these times of affliction, of the trying if our faith, we can have confidence that God is working and moving on our behalf and changing us in the very midst of our situation.