Neither John nor I particularly enjoyed our path these last few days, but the Lord enabled us (although imperfectly) to trust Him. Slowly, we learn to rely on His wisdom, believing that He has eternal purposes in leading us through these difficulties.
I take comfort in emphasizing the point that He leads us. Our troubles aren't random occurrences so much as situations the Sovereign Lord has prepared in order that we might honor Him. He, the One Who loves us, leads us for His Name's sake. Could anything be more glorious?