“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift
you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not
fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your
brothers.”  Luke 22:31-32

“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto
a faithful Creator.”  1Peter 4:19

“All discipline [child training] for the moment seems not to be joyful,
but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards
it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” Hebrews 12:11

“And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the
man who hears the Word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and
brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”
Matt 13:23

“But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through
Him who loved us.”  Romans 8:37

“The time of testing that marks and mightily enriches a soul’s spiritual
career is no ordinary one, but a period when all hell seems let loose, a
period when we realize our souls are brought into a net, when we know 
that God is permitting us to be in the devil’s hand.  But it is a period
which always ends in certain triumph for those who have committed
the keeping of their souls to Him, a period of marvelous “nevertheless
afterward” of abundant usefulness, the sixty-fold that surely follows.”
—Aphra White (Streams in the Desert, February 3)

2 thoughts on “TIME OF TESTING

    • Thank you for your comment. STREAMS IN THE DESSERT was published in 1925 by THE ORIENTAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY and written by Mrs. Chas E. Cowman.
      The copy we are fortunate enough to have was published in 1944, the books 23rd printing. As to Aphra White, we were unable to gather any information
      about her except that one copy of one of her books (assuming there were even more of them) was available. We ordered it so hopefully will be posting
      more from her in the future.

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