We all face trials.
Some BIG, some small,
God uses all these to shape His character in us....

we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love
has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who
has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5

A friend here facing the trial of the death of a parent sent out this quote from Hudson Taylor this morning in her email. I share it with you.
(pray for Barb, too, as she flies to the states for her dad's funeral).

"...though He does not deprive me of feeling in my trial,
He enables me to sing, Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy
in the God of my salvation. Thus I do rejoice by His grace and will rejoice and praise Him while He lends me breath. Now I am happy
in my Saviour's love. I can thank Him for all, even the most painful experiences of the past, and trust Him without fear for all that is
to come." - Hudson Taylor