“Comfort in Affliction” 1837
“In the day of prosperity be happy–but in the day of adversity CONSIDER: God has made the one as well as the other.” Ecclesiastes 7:14
In the day of adversity, you should consider from whose hand it has been sent to you! It comes direct from the hand of God!
Intermediate agencies may have been employed in inflicting it: a cherished family member may have been the messenger of disease; a treacherous friend may have been the cause of bankruptcy; an avowed enemy may have been the author of reproach and shame; Satan himself may have been allowed to smite you!
But through whatever secondary agency it may have been conveyed–adversity comes from God’s hand!