“For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.”
(2 Timothy 2:10, NASB)
“Oh, if only Job had known, as he sat in the ashes, troubling his heart over the thought of God’s providence, that millions through history would look back on his trials …
You may be experiencing little sunshine, but the long periods of gloomy darkness have been wisely designed for you, for perhaps a lengthy stretch of summer weather would have made you like parched land or a barren wilderness. Your Lord knows best, and the clouds and the sun wait for His command.
When told, “It’s a gray day,” an old Scottish cobbler once replied, “Yes, but didn’t ya see the patch of blue?”
(from Streams in the Desert by L. B. Cowman, May 25, page 207)