Billy Bray, when he heard someone telling a long story of troubles & sorrows endured, exclaimed:
"I've had my trials & troubles. The Lord has given me both vinegar & honey, but He has given me the vinegar with a teaspoon & the honey with a bucket."
- Robert G. Lee, Moody Monthly (moreillustrations.com)
“Difficulties and obstacles are God's challenges to faith. When hindrances confront us in the path of duty, we are to recognize them as vessels for faith to fill with the fullness and all-sufficiency of Jesus.” - A.B. Simpson.
Ps 34:19 (NKJV): “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
“We cannot always trace God's hand, but we can always trust God's heart.” - Charles Spurgeon.