Now take your positions, so I may confront you before the Lord regarding all the Lord’s just actions toward you and your ancestors.
[1 Sam 12:7 NET]
It is good to stand still sometimes, and look back over the way by which God has led us. Of one thing we may always be sure–all God’s dealings with us are right. Some of them may seem hard. We all have our trials, disappointments, sorrows, sufferings, our cups of bitterness. There is no way in which we can see goodness in all these experiences, except by faith in the unfailing righteousness of God. Yet a firm conviction of this truth brings peace in the darkest hour. God cannot be unloving. He is our Father.
It does us good to stand still before God at times, and look back over our life–and see all our experiences in the light of the love that streams from his face. We cannot understand when all seems mysterious and dark; yet we know God is righteous, and righteousness is goodness. If we firmly believe this all through life, whatever may come, faith will live, and its light will shine as a bright star in the blackest midnight.