Next, He will keep me here in His love, and give me the grace to behave as His child.
Then, He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me lessons He intends for me to learn, and
He can bring me out again – how and when He knows.
Let me say I am here.
(1) By God’s appointment
(2) In His keeping
(3) Under His training
(4) For His time.
With thoughtless and impatient hands
We tangle up the plans
The Lord has wrought.
And when we cry in pain, He saith,
“Be quiet, dear, while I untie the knot.”
From V. Raymond Edman, The Disciplines of Life and In Quietness and Confidence