"Trusting God when the miracle does NOT come, when the urgent prayer gets no answer, when there is only darkness -- this is the kind of faith God values perhaps most of all. This is the kind of faith that cannot be shaken because it is the result of having BEEN shaken."
-- Nancy Guthrie, "Holding On to Hope"
"When I heard my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice; rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, THAT I MIGHT REST IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE . . .
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I shall rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places."
-- Habakkuk 3:16, 17-19