A Variation on this variation:
"The Grass is always greener on the other side, because of all the Manure"
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He can and does take the hurt and pain and can cause good to come out of it. ...
Kind of like a giant pile of manure. After time... some really beautiful flowers can grow out of it, but it sure was nasty and stank horribly before anything good grew.
- JustScott (hope you don't mind, JS!)
They have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
But the Lord is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.