What profit is in affliction? Afflictions are disciplinary. Afflictions teach us—they are the school of the cross.
One of the great prayers from the Valley of Vision, a collection of old puritan prayers, says this, "No trial is so hard to bear as a sense of sin. If thou, oh Lord, should give me choice to live in pleasure and keep my sin, or to have them burnt away with trials, give … Continue reading Sanctified Affliction Seldom Seems Sanctified