January 31 – Suffering Redeems
All sacrifice and all suffering is redemptive: to teach the individual or to be used to raise and help others.
Nothing is by chance.
Divine Mind, and its wonder working, is beyond your finite mind to understand.
No detail is forgotten in My Plans, already perfect.
O let me hear Thee speaking In accents clear and still, Above the storms of passion, The murmurs of self-will.
O speak to reassure me, To hasten, or control; O speak, and make me listen, Thou guardian of my soul!
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not
of evil, to give you an expected end.