Adversity and trials create character and molds us to be what God wants us to be, without the lessons we would think we know it all and we would never see like God wants us to see. Be strong, be aware and talk to God about what he is teaching you. None of us are getting out of this alive, so even if sickness and death are coming how can you handle it , who can you teach and encourage? You'll know if you are listening. Hang in there my friends, no matter what your going through.