Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blessings of Trial

J.W. Alexander wrote in his private journal:

The trials which befall us, are the very trials which we need. The little daily excoriations of temper speedily heal themselves, but when the pain lasts, they have an errand to accomplish, and they accomplish it. These, as well as greater sufferings are ordered. They must be submitted to with patience, resignation, and meekness, and if they enable us to see ourselves, and gain a victory over our pride, they are of great value. Instead of vain and impotent wishes to fly from them, or the circumstances which occasion them, it is the part of manly virtue to fear and forbear, and by grace to wax stronger and stronger.

1 comment:

  1. "patience, resignation, and meekness"
    Lord, grant grace to grow stronger and stronger. Thanks for this quote Andrew. It seems that trials are the only remedy for this stubborn disciple! But his grace is sufficient.