Just wanted to offer a smattering of encouragement today for any who are passing through troubled waters. May we fight valiantly each day in faith: trusting and praying God's perfect will be done--on earth, as it is in heaven. Amen.
In Christ, Erika
Trial is the instrument by which our Father in heaven makes Christians more holy. By trial He calls out their passive graces, and proves whether they can suffer His will as well as do it. By trial He weans them from the world, draws them to Christ, drives them to the Bible and prayer, shows them their own hearts, and makes them humble. This is the process by which He "prunes" them, and makes them more fruitful. --J.C. Ryle (John 15 Commentary)