“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” - JAMES 1:12
Andrew Murray, a famous pastor and theologian, said several important things about the tough times in the life of a believer. First, when you find yourself in a tough time, know that you are there by God’s appointment. Second, you are surrounded by God’s love even in the midst of the circumstances. Third, He is teaching you something and is training you. And, finally, you are on His timetable.
In other words, tough times come, but God knows it. He will keep you, and surround you with His love. He has you under His training, and you are on His schedule. As a result, you can trust Him – and you can ask Him for the wisdom not to waste what you’re going through.