I'm a fan of and work in the popular Christian music scene. Not being religious, I still do appreciate the goodness, comfort and encouragement of the faith based music.
The question that arises is, does Christianity support the idea that a true strong faith can only come from brokenness and struggles in life? Many people are drawn into the faith via this avenue but can faith just as strong grow out of those with relatively less struggle and problems?
For example, here is a typical story of from an artist in the pop Christian music scene:
and this pastors story
Any ideas in what Christianity doctrine says abut this is much appreciated.
Thank you for any help.