While in the discharge
of duty to the best of our ability, and when apparently we have the
Lord’s blessing and favor upon us and our affairs in a most marked
degree, suddenly trouble may arise, adversity come, the powers of
darkness seem to triumph, and for a moment we may be apparently
culprits in the judgment of our fellowmen, and apparently forsaken
by Divine providence.
Such experiences, doubtless, are needful to us; for though we may
would rather walk in the dark with God,
Than go alone in the light,” yet this might be but an empty
boast unless we were put through the trying experiences which would
develop such faith, trust, as would hold to the Lord’s hand, and
trust Divine providence in the darkest hour.