Can Hardship be Tokens of God’s Love?

Trials no less than comforts–are the tokens of God’s love. All is regulated by His infinite wisdom. You will find cause to praise Him even for the severe afflictions.

Cisterns must be broken–but the fountain of living waters is always full and always flowing!

Gourds must wither–but the tree of life has shade and fruit sufficient for us all, and at all times!

Creatures must die–but the Lord lives!

Creatures are like candles; while they burn–they waste away; and when they are extinguished, those who depend upon them are covered with darkness. But the Lord is a Sun to His people, and His bright beams of consolation can well supply the lack of the candlelight of creature comforts!

“I know, O LORD, that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. May Your unfailing love be my comfort.” Psalm 119:75-76

~Letters of John Newton

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