Romans 5 says..
"we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
Let's start with the first part and notice that suffering(adversity) produces: it makes you and I into something more than we were. An airplane takes off and flies higher by going head on into the wind. Suffering can lead the way to a strong, faith filled spirit-led believer. Perseverance comes from going through "stuff".
So if you have really been going through it, take courage! Your building up some endurance, some stamina. You really can be happy in adversity:)