The steel that has suffered most is the best steel. It has been in the furnace, on the anvil, in the jaws of the vice.
It has been heated & hammered & filed until it does not know itself & it comes out a splendid knife.
Misfortunes are God's best blessings, molding influences which give shapeliness & edge & durability & power.
- Henry Ward Beecher (moreillustrations.com)
Js 1:2-4 (GNT): “My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”
“Life's trials are not easy. But in God's will, each has a purpose. Often He uses them to enlarge you.” - Warren Wiersbe.