"Times of Testing”
There is no circumstance, no trouble, no testing, that
can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past
God and past Christ, right through to me. If it has
come that far, it has come with a great purpose,
which I may not understand at the moment. But I
refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to him
and accept it as coming from the throne of God for
some great purpose of blessing to my own heart.
I came from God, and I'm going back to God, and I
won't have any gaps of death in the middle of my life.
The joy of the Lord is your strength.
You now have sorrow; but I will
see you again and your heart will rejoice,
and your joy no one will take from you.
You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.
Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.