“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” —James 1:2-4
I find it especially sweet to learn the great strength of the Lord in my own weakness. We find out under trial where we are most weak, and just then in answer to prayer strength is given answerable to the need. The Lord suits the help to the hindrance, and puts the plaster on the wound. In the very hour when it is needed the needed grace is given. Does this not tend to breed assurance of faith?
—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Delivered Sunday Morning, February 4, 1883 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 29 Sermon No. 1704, “All Joy in All Trials”