My dear believer, you must totally trust the Lord in everything & concerning everything. “Trust in the Him at all times” (Ps 62:8). Trust in the shadow of His wings (Ps 91:4). Trust in the light of His countenance (Rev 1:16).
Some have only learned to trust the smile of His face, but they must also learn to trust the blows of His fist. God brings us to that! “No,” you say, “I can never come to that.” But surely you can! Did not one of old say, “Though He slay me, yet I will trust in Him” (Job 13:15)? This is precisely what we mean.
God’s children undergo a variety of experiences. Today, your heart is a place of sacrifice, tomorrow a battlefield. In turn, your soul is a temple & a threshing floor. But what-ever your ups & downs, you will never be removed from your ordained & appointed place. By the grace of God, you are where you are & where you shall be. You will never be effectually removed from the Lord. Infinite love holds you.
Since you trusted in the Lord there have been times when you felt that you did not receive the expected support & comfort. And yet it came. Will you now leave Him & look elsewhere? God forbid! At the very worst, our gospel is better than the world at its very best. I would rather drink the dregs of Christ’s wine vat, when the berries are sour, than swallow the sweetest wine of the vintage of unbelief. Believe the gospel, whether or not it yields immediate comfort. We would sooner be God’s dogs than the devil’s darlings.
“The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, & give you peace” (Num 6:26).
Charles Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters, p.15