Let us, then, bear our afflictions with patience, and seek grace to honor God in all that we suffer, as well as by all that we do. If we keep our eye fixed on glorifying God, He will order and arrange everything that happens to us, so that it shall work for our good.
Nothing ever happens to us by ‘chance’. Our little trials, our great troubles, our heavy crosses, our painful losses, are all a part of God’s plan! Nor did He plan afflictions for us merely haphazardly; He planned them because He saw that we needed them. He intended to make them rich blessings to us. Every cross is a mercy, every loss is a gain, every trouble is a blessing, and every trial is a seed of joy!
We shall be better in the future, for what we suffer now. If we sow in tears, we shall reap in joy. A wet spring will introduce a glorious harvest.