Seeing is not always believing. What through earthly eyes registers as wrong to us as children of the Living God, must work for good to us. MUST… it is a promise God has purposed to carry out to completion.
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. (Heb 11:1-2)
I am confronted with a third verse in an 1833 hymn by Henry F. Lyte…
Go, then, earthly fame and treasure! Come, disaster, scorn and pain!
In Thy service pain is pleasure; with Thy favor, loss is gain.
I have called Thee, “Abba, Father”; I have set my heart on Thee:
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather, all must work for good to me.
Lord help us. Help us to embrace these words, like our brothers and sisters of old who received their commendation, more and more each day we take up our cross and follow You.