“May you be healed, in mind, body, and soul. May you come to know that all healing proceeds from God, and He cares about every part of you. Perhaps the healing will come sooner for your attitude than for your body. Perhaps your mind will experience peace quicker than bones and muscles. But sooner or later, all will be well.
—Margaret Anne Huffman and Gary Wilde
This chapter from the book “The Secret Of Guidance” by F.B. Meyer shows us how there can be beauty in sorrow and suffering. Discover from the Holy Word and the experiences of others how there can be peace and blessing in the midst of our severe trials.
“How To Bear Sorrow” audio
“How To Bear Sorrow” article
“If we are insecure toward God or confused of unresolved emotional insecurity, it will be harder for us to find God’s way of escape (see 1 Corinthians 10:13). We need to begin with basic trust and thank God for the situation, expecting Him to work good out of it and to increase our firsthand knowledge of Him through it all.”
From “How To Achieve Security, Confidence and Peace”, by James Lee Beall, pg. 48
When things don’t turn out the way you think they should it can be a time of great distress and confusion, especially if you ask God to lead and guide your life. You may wonder if God really does exist or if the things that have happened are just coincidence. If you have gone through a great disappointment and can’t see the light because of your tears, here’s a song and some quotes that may help you.
“The circumstances of a saint’s life are ordained by God, and not by happy-go-lucky chance. There is no such thing as chance in the life of a saint, and we shall find that God by His providence brings our bodies into circumstances that we cannot understand a bit, but the Spirit of God understands; He is bringing us into places and among people and under conditions in order that the intercession of the Holy Spirit in us may take a particular line.”
From “If Ye Shall Ask”, by Oswald Chambers
“God engineers our circumstances as He did those of His Son; all we have to do is to follow where He places us. The majority of us are busy trying to place ourselves.”
From “The Love Of God–The Ministry Of The Unnoticed”, by Oswald Chambers.
Tell God how you feel about your disappointment in prayer. Then trust Him and believe that things will be right in the end.