"I walked a mile with Pleasure, She chatted all the way, But left me none the wiser For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow And ne'er a word said she. But Oh, the things I learned from her, When Sorrow walked with me!"
Martin Luther wrote: "Affliction is the Christian's theologian"; "I never knew the meaning of God's Word until I came into affliction"; "My temptations have been my master's in divinity;" and "No man, without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures."
Taken from the little booklet, "Behind a Frowning Providence," by John J. Murray (from Banner of Truth Trust).