We can become bitter or better...
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger ... right?
We can become weak, gloomy, grumpy, and bitter if we let negative things define us.
We can keep blaming our parents for things they did or didn't do, and we can hold grudges against our boss, pastor, friends or family members. These things won't kill us, but they won't make us stronger.
God promises to make us stronger in any and every bad situation, but only when we keep loving Him and keep walking in His purposes which means forgiving offenders and trusting His purposes even when we don't understand them.
"Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up ... In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Psalm 71:20, Romans 8:28
Let's live like we believe this!