This is a post from my old blog, 9/07/06.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.---Psalm 46:1
"Why didn't God help me sooner?" This is a question that is often asked, but
it is not His will to act on *your* schedule. He desires to change you through
the trouble and cause you to learn a lesson from it. He has promised, "I will be
with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him" (Psalm 91:15) He will be
with you in trouble all day, but not until you have stopped being restless and
worried over it and have become calm and quiet. Then He will say, "It is
God uses trouble to teach His children precious lessons. Difficulties are
intended to educate us, and when their good work is done, a glorious reward will
become ours through them.
----LB Cowman, Streams in the Desert
So many times, Ms. Cowman's daily reading has jumped off the page at me and
throttled me by the lapels. What trials have you suffered in your writing
career, only to find rewards after you go through them?