Without the dark we cannot clearly see the stars. Similarly, the dark moments of adversity often reveal some of life’s most valuable gifts or blessings. What initially comes disguised as painful experiences are often used by God to deepen our spiritual walk and outlook on life. Fyodor Dostoyevsky said it best: “The darker the night, the brighter the stars; the deeper the grief, the closer is God!” Are you wondering about the dark moments in your life? Read the Book of Job, then take comfort in these words by Wintley Phipps: “It is in the quiet crucible of your personal, private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God’s greatest gifts are given in compensation for what you’ve been through.”—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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