Thursday, January 21, 2010


"Sorrow reveals unknown depths in the soul.  Gay, trifling people are always shallow, and never suspect the little meannesses of their nature....  Sorrow, with despair taken out of it, is the chosen power to reveal ourselves to ourselves.  It is sorrow that makes us think deeply, long, and soberly.  Sorrow makes us go slower and more considerately, and introspect our motives and dispositions.  It is sorrow that opens up within us the capacities of the heavenly life...  God never uses anybody to a large degree, until after He breaks that one all to pieces....  It takes sorrow to widen the soul...  Blessed is night, for it reveals to us the stars. Blessed is sorrow, for it reveals God's comfort."  (From Streams in the Desert, January 20)


  1. Wow Wow Wow!! Karen read this yesterday as well, and it is so true. ALOT of sorrow have been in our midst for some time; and we pray and trust that deeper, O so deeper we go with Father and His grand task. What of Haiti eh? We have close connections with the work there via our Church, so we are hearing incredible stories! Much love!


  2. Oh yea! I am so glad to have a kindred spirit in Karen. "Streams..." is absolutely my favorite devotional EVER!