The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this desert to kill this whole assembly with hunger!”
[Exod 16:3 NET]
It is a sad thing when we allow life’s disappointments to make us despondent! The problem of Christian living in this troublesome world, is not to escape experiences of hardship–but to retain sweetness of spirit in all such experiences.
You must have hardships, losses, sorrows. But see to it that you retain through all these–a gentle heart, full of trust and hope. Then when the harsh adversity is past–you will emerge unharmed, with even richer life, tenderer beauty, and deeper joy! The secret of such victorious living–is a trust in God which never fails.