Some of the benefits of affliction, are that it . . .
extracts the balmy sweets of the promises,
endears the Savior.
And to crown all, affliction directs the mind to that
glorious state where the days of our mourning shall
be ended—that happy country where God shall wipe
every tear from our eyes, and there shall be no
more sorrow or crying.
Nothing so composes the mind, and helps it to
bear the load of trouble which God may allow upon
it—as the prospect of its ending & looking forward
In that one word, HEAVEN, genuine piety provides
a balm for every wound, a cordial for every care.