But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more the Israelites multiplied and spread, and the more alarmed the Egyptians became.
Exodus 1:12, NLT
The Egyptians tried to wear down the Hebrew people by forcing them into slavery and mistreating them. Instead, the Hebrews multiplied and grew stronger.
When I am burdened or mistreated, I may feel defeated. But my burdens can make me stronger and develop qualities in me that will prepare me for the future. I cannot be an overcomer without troubles to overcome. I need to be true to God in the hard times because even the worst situations can make me a better person.
I may not always understand why I must endure some of the things that I am confronted with but in most cases once I have overcome my difficulties I can look back and see that it was God who helped me through it – and through it, I have been able to grow closer to the person that I want to be.