these things are sent to try us

these things are sent to try us

Such circumstances or events as these are an unfortunate part of life that we cannot change or escape, so we must have the strength of character to accept them. And after she broke up with me, I found out my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I know these things are sent to try us, but my God, they are hard to bear at times.
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these ˌthings are sent to ˈtry us

(saying) used to say that you should accept an unpleasant situation or event because you cannot change it: ‘My car broke down again.’ ‘Oh well, these things are sent to try us.’
See also: sent, these, thing, to, try
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