Reckon it nothing but joy...whenever you find yourself hedged in by the various trials, be assured that the testing of faith leads to the power of endurance (James 1:2-3 WEYMOUTH).
Through the leaves of every trial there are chinks of light to shine through. Thorns do not prick you unless you lean against them, and not one touches you without HIS knowledge. The words that hurt you, the letter which gave you pain, the cruel wound of your dearest friend, shortness of money - are all known to HIM, who sympathizes as no one else can and watches to see if through all, you will dare to trust HIM wholly.
From Streams in the Dessert - Mrs. Charles E. Cowman (January 12th)