I read this, this morning, with every breath I take I fling myself upon this truth and with Joel's 3 years 4 months and 10 days, I believe this......I have to......it is the only way that I can go forward....
We know that all things work together for good to them that love God.
Upon some points a believer is absolutely sure. He knows, for instance, that God sits in the stern-sheets of the vessel when it rocks most. He believes that an invisible hand is always on the world's tiller, and that whatever providence's may drift, Jehovah steers it. That reassuring knowledge prepares him for everything. He looks over the raging waters and sees Jesus treading the billows, and he hears a voice saying "It is I, be not afraid."He knows too that God is always wise, and, knowing this, he is confident that there can be no accidents, no mistakes; that nothing can occur that ought not to arise. He can say,"If I should lose all I have, it is better that I lose all than to have, if God so wills: the worst calamity is the wisest and the kindest thing that could befall to me if God ordains it." We know that all things work together for good to them that love God. The Christian does not merely hold this as a theory, but he knows it as a matter of fact. Everything has worked for good as of yet; the poisonous drugs mixed in fit proportions have worked a cure; the sharp cuts of the lancet have cleansed out the proud flesh and facilitated the healing. Every event as yet has worked out the most divinely blessed results; and so, believing that God rules all, that He governs wisely, that He brings good out of evil, the believers heart is reassured, and he is enabled calmly to meet each trial as it comes. The believer can in the spirit of true resignation pray, "send me what thou wilt, my God, so long as it comes from Thee; never came there an ill portion from Thy table to any of Thy children.
(taken from Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Aug. 5th)