Don’t worry about the package!

(J.R. Miller)

“No chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11

Beyond the River of Sorrow, there is a Promised Land. Just so, no trial for the present seems joyous, yet afterward it leads to blessing. There are rich possibilities for good–beyond every pain and trial. There are green fields–beyond Jordan’s sorrowsOur disappointments are really God’s appointments, and bring rich rewards. God takes our losses–and molds them into gains for us. There is nothing really evil in the experiences of a Christian, for “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Our Father sends us nothing but good. Don’t worry about the package! Be it dull or attractive–it enfolds a ‘gift of love’!

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