Yes. While adversity can wear a person down, I find my strength in Jesus Christ. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippeans 4:13) "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong." (2 Corinthians 12:10)
"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." (Romans 5:3-5)
I believe this and try to keep it in mind. I think adversity can weaken us temporarily but in the long run makes us stronger. If it weren't for adversity I would not be the strong and empathetic woman I am today.