"Trials are not 'chastisement.' No earthly father goes on chastising a loving child. That is a common thought about suffering, but I am quite sure it is a wrong thought. Paul's sufferings were not that, nor are yours. They are battle wounds. They are signs of high confidence— honors. The Father holds His children very close to HIs heart when they are going through such rough places as this. "Thy care hath preserved my spirit..." Job 10:12 is my word for you. Think of it; all day long you are being cared for, you are in HIs care."
- Amy Carmichael to a suffering friend