Many people want the glory without the Cross, and the shining light without the burning fire. But crucifixion comes before coronation.
The glory of tomorrow is rooted in the drudgery of today. (Anonymous)
Your life will be enlarged in proportion to the amount of iron you have endured, for it is in the shadows your life that you will find the actual fulfillment of your dreams of glory. L.B.C
In simple English; No pain, no gain and a lot of pain, a lot of gain (or ‘God forbid’ you might die of stress)
‘To those going through the valley and shadow of death, hear this word; weeping will last through some dark awful nights, and in that darkness you will soon hear the Father whisper; ‘I am with you. I cannot tell you why right now. But one day it will all make sense. You will see it was all part of my plan. It was no accident.” 😦
“Dear friend, you do not have to understand all God’s ways of dealing with you. He does not expect you to understand them. You do not expect your children your children to understand everything you do – you simply want them to trust you. And someday you too will see the glory of God in the things you do not understand.