By: Amy Carmichael
“Our FATHER knows what is best for us, so why should we complain? We always want the sunshine, but HE knows there must be rain. We love the sound of laughter and the merriment of cheer, but our hearts would lose their tenderness if they never shed a tear. For growing trees are strengthened when they withstand the storm, and the sharp cut of a chisel gives the diamond grace and form.
GOD never hurts us needlessly, and HE never wastes our pain. For every loss HE sends to us is followed by rich gain. And when we count the blessings that GOD so freely sent, we will find no cause for murmuring and no time to lament. For our FATHER loves HIS children, and to HIM all things are plain, so HE never sends us pleasure when the soul’s great need is pain. So whenever we are troubled and when every thing goes all wrong, we know GOD’s working in our hearts to make our spirit strong.”