Adversity toughens manhood, and the characteristic of the good or the great man, is not that he has been exempted from the evils of life, but that he ha surmounted them.
Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be seen from the top of a mountain. So many things are learned in adversity that the prosperous man dreams not of.
God takes hold when we break down. We go as far as we can and then God takes hold when we can’t go any farther.
“Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it.
Posted by cyclimus on February 14, 2013