In time of trouble say:
First – God brought me here. It is by His will I am in this strait place. In that I will rest.
Next – He will keep me in His love and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child.
Then – He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow.
Last – In His good time He can bring me out again – how and when He knows.
I am here – by God’s appointment, in His keeping, under His training, for His time.
[William Murray, quoted in Our Daily Bread]