The black horse of trouble!
"He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation." Psalm 107:7
Oh, how merciful, how gracious, how wise, how good our God is to His redeemed people! How gracious He has been to our souls in hedging up our way, bringing into our lives disappointments, pains, afflictions, and sorrows — by which He has sweetly and irresistibly forced us to return to Him!
No trial endured by God's child would ever cause a murmuring thought to rise in his heart — if he knew God's reason for sending it. God's way always leads His chosen people in this world, through a dark, troubling wilderness — but God's way is always "the right way."
Within the rough shell of sorrow, we find a sweet kernel of grace.
Even when His providence brings great pain and sorrow — our heavenly Father's eye is ever watching over us to do us good.
Our heavenly Father often sends his tender mercies, on the black horse of trouble!
As winter prepares the earth for spring — so our afflictions prepare our souls for glory!