Source: Thomas Watson as posted by Deejay O’Flaherty
The wisdom of God is seen in making the most desperate evils turn to the good of his children.
As several poisonous ingredients, wisely tempered by the skill of the artist, make a sovereign medicine, so God makes the most deadly afflictions co-operate for the good of his children. He purifies them, and prepares them for heaven. 2 Cor 4:17.
These hard frosts hasten the spring flowers of glory. The wise God, by a divine chemistry, turns afflictions into cordials. He makes his people gainers by losses, and turns their crosses into blessings.
–Thomas Watson–Body of divinity pages 74-75 Banner of Truth edition
[Thomas Watson – (c. 1620—1686) was an English, Puritan preacher and author.]