Psalm 119:71 (NKJV)
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.
We get jolted back to our senses a lot. Being humbled reminds me of who I really and to whom I owe everything. That is a good thing to know and so I can be thankful for such affliction. You might be sick or bedridden; perhaps that is a great time to catch up with God's word. Time after time, I have seen this in my own life and in the lives of others. God has a way of getting our attention. It's too bad that we don't seem to seek Him except when we need Him. Folks, we need Him always. How we need to remember that.