How sweet to know
The trials we cannot comprehend
Have each their own divinely purposed end
-Frances R. Havergal
Vainly we weep and wrestle with out sorrow
We cannot see His roads, they lie so broadly
But His eternal day knows no tomorrow
And life and death are all the same to God.
O power to do! O baffled will
O prayer and action! Ye are one
Who may not strive, may yet fulfill
The harder task of standing still
And good but wished with God is done!
-John G. Whittier.
We can hardly learn humility and tenderness except by suffering.