Learning to Accept Trials

“Let us learn to be patient in the days of darkness if we know anything of vital union with Christ. Let us remember the doctrine of the passage before us (John 15), and not murmur and complain because of trials. Our trials are not meant to do us harm, but good. God chastens us ‘for our profit, that we might share His holiness.’ (Hebrews 12:10.)

Fruit is the thing that our Master desires to see in us, and He will not spare the pruning knife if He sees we need it. In the last day we shall see that all was well done.”

J.C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospel of John

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