Blaise Pascal: “The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.”
The story of Hagar and her son Ishmael. She was badgered by Sarah and finally driven out into the desert.
One of the worst parts of any trial is ISOLATION.
E.M. Bounds: “The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.”
One of the hardest lessons is to be MISUNDERSTOOD. Job had 3 “miserable counselors” (Job 16:2).
C.S. Lewis: “That is what mortals misunderstand. They say of some temporal suffering, "No future bliss can make up for it" not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.”