The old spiritual tells us all God’s children got trouble! It is only in
heaven that there is no more pain. The question is, will we triumph over
trouble, or will trouble triumph over us? Today’s attached devotional
shows you how to overcome in stormy times. God bless you!
Because of Calvary,
James 1:2-4 (ESV)
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
“It is but a soft and lazy flesh that hath raised an ill report of the cross of Christ. O sweet, sweet is His yoke! Christ’s chains are of pure gold; sufferings for Him are perfumed. I would not give my weeping for the laughing of all the fourteen prelates; I would not exchange my sadness with the world’s joy. O lovely, lovely Jesus, how sweet must Thy kisses be, when Thy cross smelleth so sweetly!” [Letters of Samuel Rutherford, (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1664), p. 301]