“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Christians have unfailing grounds of satisfaction and contentment, for they know that all their affairs are managed by a wise and gracious Providence.
The calamities which the believer suffers are unstinged to him through the Redeemer’s cross, which, like the tree that Moses cast into the waters of Marah, makes bitter things sweet.
…those evils which visit him are made good on the whole, by the tendency which they have to do him good, and make him good.
Reproaches and tribulations, sicknesses and deaths, are the common lot of men. And they are very evil things to those who are strangers to God–but they are good to those who love God, for they are useful means to make them partakers of God’s holiness, and prepare them for that blessed world where sins and sorrows are no more!
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal!” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
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