"Faith in Trials" by Kaye McClintock
"We may be sure that He who permits the suffering is with us in it. It may be that we shall see Him only when the trial is passing; but we must dare to believe that He never leaves the crucible. Our eyes are holden; and we cannot behold Him whom our soul loveth. It is dark--the bandages blind us so that we cannot see the form of our High Priest; but He is there, deeply touched. Let us not rely on feeling, but on faith in His unswerving fidelity; and though we see Him not, let us talk to Him. Directly we begin to speak to Jesus, as being literally present, though His presence is veiled, there comes an answering voice which shows that He is in the shadow, keeping watch upon His own. Your Father is as near when you journey through the dark tunnel as when under the open heaven!"
The devotion above is from ‘Streams In the Desert”, written by Mrs. Charles Cowan. She was a missionary in Japan and China and the last six years, while there, she nursed her husband while he was dying. This book was given to me by a dear friend who is a member of our church family. It helped me more than words can ever say when I took care of my husband who died over 5 years ago of cancer.
It was a terribly sad time in my life watching my strong handsome husband become so weak and so unable to do for himself. I know the only thing that brought me through it all was the faith I had in my precious Lord and Savior. I will be forever grateful and I will forever sing praises to His mighty name.
By Kaye Harkins McClintock