God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. -Ephesians 3:20
We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. - Romans 5:3-5
Just as a tea bag is filled with intention, so is she, filled with wonderful and beautiful things placed inside by her Father in Heaven. These gifts, talents, desires and dreams were never meant to stay inside but to be steeped, cultivated and extracted to permeate the world around her. Sometimes "hot water" is the only place certain things can be developed. She knows that even in the pain there is a purpose. His presence is the promise. Just as a spoonful of honey in a cup of hot tea dissolves and becomes invisible, there will be times in life when she can't feel God's presence or see what He's doing, but that doesn't mean He isn't near. She knows that even when life doesn't feel good, God is working and it's all for her good.