He Has Considered Our Trouble
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou has considered my trouble; thou has known my soul in adversities; Psalm 31:7
Growing as a person and growing in the Lord. Are they one in the same? I don't think so, because people who are not believers seems to learn and grow from life and from just living. When God shows us stuff and teaches us lessons it is much more interesting. Sometimes we are not even aware of how much we have grown or of the wisdom we have obtained. It might only come out when we are to help someone else with their problems. I love God and am learning to trust almost every decision He has in store for me. Yes, I said almost. Honestly, these things take time. I know myself and I know God is still showing me ways to trust him totally.
God has considered our troubles and has known how our soul is in the middle of adversity. The meaning of adversity is: adverse fortune or fate; a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress. You have heard people say in "Where is God in a time like this". Well He is there and He knows our troubles. We need to believe the word and put our trust in Him.