"For what are circumstances but God’s ordering for His children! It is God, not you, who appoints your lot in life, and however it may seem, if you truly believe His promises you can rest satisfied, knowing His choice is the very best for you, and that if any other lot, any other discipline, would have been better for the development of life’s great object – growth in grace – He would not have placed you where you are. Remember this, and the next time you feel discontented with circumstances, say softly to yourself; 'God knows,' and 'God is love.'
'Thou cam’st not to thy place by accident,
It is the very place God meant for thee;
And shouldest thou there small scope for action see
Do not for this give room to discontent;
Nor let the time thou owest to God be spent
In idly dreaming how thou mightest be,
In what concerns thy spiritual life more free,
From outward hindrance or impediment:
For presently, this hindrance thou shalt find
That without which all goodness were a task.'”
~ Rose Porter, from Life's Everydayness
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"Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break in blessings on your head."
~ William Cowper, "God Moves in a Mysterious Way"