Shall we trust our Father only when he is giving us pleasant things, and shall we not trust him also when he brings the shadow over our hearts? Do you think God is good only when he makes all things such as please you? Is he not just as good when he gives you pain or losses? It is the will of God that our home-sorrow shall make our home-life sweeter, purer, kindlier, Christlier. If we believe in God and take the pain from his hand with the same confidence as the pleasure, then the shadows will be as rich blessings to us as the lights and the sorrows will be steps upward on which our feet may climb toward God.
Job 1:21: And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. (KJV)
Job 2:10: But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. (KJV)
Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (KJV)
1Thessalonians 5:18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (KJV)