July 7 – Painful Preparation
Help and peace and joy are here. Your courage will be rewarded.
Painful as this time is you will both one day see the reason of it, and see too that it was not cruel testing, but tender preparation for the wonderful life-work you are both to do.
Try to realize that your own prayers are being most wonderfully answered. Answered in a way that seems painful to you, but that just now is the only way.
Success in the temporal world would not satisfy you.
Great success, in both temporal and spiritual worlds, awaits you.
I know you will see this had to be.
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try
you, … But rejoice, in as much as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings.
1 Peter 4:12