The Benefit of Trials

“The whole benefit of trial consist in silence, patience, rest and resignation. In this condition divine strength is found for the hard warfare, because GOD HIMSELF fights for the soul.”

“In vain you will let your mind run out after help in times of trouble; it is like putting out to sea in a storm. Sit still, and feel after your principles; and if you find none that furnish you with somewhat of a stay and prop, and which point you to quietness and silent submission, … you have never yet learned the Truth from the Spirit of Truth…”

from Daily Strength for Daily Needs. edited by Mary Tileston