It’s been a while since there’s been Shakespeare here, so here a little snippet that seems apt to recent events:
Each new morn
New widows howl, new orphans cry,
New sorrows strike heaven on the face.
Macbeth, Act 4, Sc 3. Spoken by Macduff.
I actually found this in Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, by Timothy Keller, which I started reading a few days ago. I don’t know why I didn’t start this book earlier, it’s so good. You might wonder why I read such a book. Life has personally been stressful and hurtful of late (and whatever I do to try to fix a situation only makes it worse, and I can’t try anymore), and work exposes me to another level of pain of suffering (if I said Ro*yal Commi*ssion you might understand – we haven’t yet been called up as an organisation, but we might be, so I work on the ‘vaults of darkness’, as I’ve called them, in case) and thus it is good to have a heart and mind prepared to encounter such things, view them rightly and keep close to God.
Here’s another old quote that is more encouraging:
I will be with you, your troubles to bless, and sanctify to you your deepest distress.
From How Firm a Foundation, Ye Saints of the Lord, by John Rippon, 1787.