Shall we trust our Father only when our lives are filled with pleasant things–and then not trust Him also when a shadow falls over our hearts? Do you think that God is good–only when He makes all things please you?
Our call is to trust God at all times–whether good or bad. For even if sorrow should enter our home, He is able, even in the midst of sorrow, to make our home-life sweeter, purer, and more Christ-like. If we trust in God, then the shadow will be as rich a blessing to us as the light; and the sorrow will be steps upward, on which our feet may climb Heavenward!
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10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. (ESV)
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (ESV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. (ESV)