“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away–may the name of the LORD be praised!” – Job 1:21
“Shall we accept good from God–and not trouble?” – Job 2:10
Let the Lord do as He wills to us! He will never be unkind to us! He has always been our friend–He will never be our foe!
He will never put us into the furnace–unless He means to purge the dross out of us. Nor will there be one degree more heat in that furnace than is absolutely necessary–there will always be mercy to balance the misery–and strength supplied to support the burden to be borne.
Oh, children of God, your Father knows best! Leave everything in His hands and be at peace–for all is well.
“I was silent; I would not open my mouth–for You are the one who has done this!” – Psalm 39:9
“He is the LORD; let him do what is good in His eyes!” – 1 Samuel 3:18
“Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty–yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!” – Habakkuk 3:17-18
– Charles Spurgeon, from gracegems.org