More thoughts on trials and suffering
I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.
“Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way.” Ps.23:4
You should never let adversity get you down – except on your knees. “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things, present, nor things to come…shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38,39
When Christ comes into a man’s heart the evil dross is purged away. Sometimes that has to happen through painful experiences, but, if a man throughout all the experiences of life believes that God is working together all things for good he will emerge from them with a character, which is cleansed, and purified, until, being pure in heart, he can see God.
The one way to complete satisfaction is the way which has learned complete dependence on God.