"Blows and Wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being"
How we view trials shapes the way they will effect us. If we have a resistant attitude towards the "blows" we take and begin with the "why me?" syndrome it WILL be pain for no reason.
If instead we embrace these trials as an opportunity to grow the experience shifts from one of pain and pain alone to being one of great blessing.
Not that God gives us pain, but that His Glory is Sovereign, and even "this" will be turned to good.
So how are you facing your wounds and blows? Are you running from them and afraid of them? Or, are you embracing them as an opportunity to finally address the issues of your own heart that have been exposed and can be healed?