The inspiration for this one came from the most unlikely place; the memorial for a friend who died recently. During the event, the church pastor told the story of Psalms 23.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
In that passage, the pastor explained that the man had not come out of the darkest valley, but that he continued to journey through it, but did so with conviction because of his faith.
I am by no means a religious man, but when I heard that story, I connected with the idea that the only way we can get out from under our own struggles is to soldier on through them. The struggle is what defines us, and though we may never be without struggle, we become stronger, wiser, and more tolerant of the inconveniences.