Conformed to the likeness of Jesus

Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night? (Job 35:10)

The strength of a ship is only fully demonstrated when it faces a hurricane, and the power of the Gospel can only be fully exhibited when a Christian is subjected to some fiery trial. We must understand that for God to give us songs in the night, He must first give us nights. ~ Nathaniel William Taylor

The burden of suffering seems to be a tombstone hung around our necks. Yet in reality it is simply the weight necessary to hold the diver down while he is searching for pearls. ~ Julius Richter

We are strong with God only to the degree that self is conquered and is dead. Blessings come not by wrestling but by clinging to Him in faith. ~ J.R. Miller

For though we have little control over our seasons, each season is finite and will pass when its work is done. ~ Sheridan Voysey

The Last Word:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, and have been called according to His purpose ... to be conformed to the likeness of His Son... (Romans 8:28-29)