"But He knoweth the way that I take...when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold..." Job 23:10
I've been singing this scripture song a lot recently...and am reminded of God's faithfulness, even when we cannot see His plan, even when we cannot understand what He is doing, and even when our journey includes pain.
God is faithful....He knows what He is doing...We can trust Him!!!!!!!
The following are some quotes that I've found especially uplifting recently. I hope they will be the same for you...
Our Heavenly father requires no more nor less than He has given us the ability to do. He lays upon His servants no burdens that they are not able to bear. All that He claims from us, we through divine grace can render. COL 363
God never leads His children otherwise than they would choose to be led, if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory of the purpose which they are fulfilling as coworkers with Him. Not Enoch, who was translated to heaven, not Elijah, who ascended in a chariot of fire, was greater or more honored than John the Baptist, who perished alone in the dungeon. "Unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake" (Phil. 1:29). And of all the gifts that Heaven can bestow upon men, fellowship with Christ in His sufferings is the most weighty trust and the highest honor. CC 278
Ouch....really?? Ok, God...so even when nothing makes sense...help me (all of us) to count it but JOY that we are called upon to endure pain for YOU!!!
"Come unto me, all ye weary and heavy laden; give Me your load; trust Me to do the work that it is impossible for the human agent to do." Let us trust Him. Worry is blind and cannot discern the future. But Jesus sees the end from the beginning, and in every difficulty He has His way prepared to bring relief. Abiding in Christ, we can do all things through Him who strengthens us. AG 113
And at last....one of my very favorites....
Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us of which we know nothing. Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish, and a plain path before their feet. MH 481
Truly He does make ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL....In His time!!!! Ecl 3:11
So my dear friends....if there is some burden upon your heart, some care, some sorrow....some trial. Know that our God is faithful...and all things are in His hand. And most importantly...we can trust HIM!!!!