November 25, 2011

The Benefit of Storms

Your trials may be many and great. Your cross may be very heavy. But the business of your soul is all conducted according to an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure. All things are working together for your good. Your sorrows are only purifying your soul for glory; your bereavements are only fashioning you as a polished stone for the temple above, made without hands. From whatever quarter the storms blow, they only drive you nearer to heaven! Whatever weather you may go through it is only ripening you for the garner of God. Your best things are quite safe.

- J.C. Ryle

1 comment:

  1. Jack and Lena, I am but a stranger to you but as I have been reading your blog, tears are coming down my cheeks, and I feel as though I already know you in our Lord. Thank you so much for sharing your courage of going down God's road for VICTORY in Him through it all... As Christian Believers our true HOME and LIFE is ETERNAL in Christ Jesus... our earthly road is often rocky, twisted, and hard as we go through things in life where we think at times 'I can't go on'... but this is when we are in weakness that we TRUST in HIS STRENGTH, HIS LOVE, HIS MERCIES, which are NEW every morning... Thank you for sharing your LIFE ROAD with me.