She asked that we choose a favorite wise quote from a classic text and explain its meaning to us.
A few years ago, I was routinely praying that God do anything He had to in order to grow me and make me more useful to Him. It seemed so righteous to me at the time, but, in reality, I was being foolish. I didn't truly understand what I was asking for.
Good answered my prayer, though, and I went through a season of intense heartbreak and spiritual stretching. In the most difficult times, I would remind myself that all things work for good for those who love God.
After I came out of that season, the Lord allowed me to see all the good that came out of deep pain. I was able to minister to others in new ways. My trust grew. I had matured. My marriage was strengthened. And this quote by Tozer beautifully summarizes that lesson for me.
That is one of my favorite classic quotes. What is one of yours? Share it in the comments below.
You can also find my Dewey's opening meme post here.