I would refer it back to Him again!

(John Flavel)

It was an excellent reply that a Christian mother once made to a friend — when her beloved and only child lay in a dangerous sickness at the point of death.

The friend asked the mother, "What would you now ask of God, in reference to your child? Would you beg Him for your child's life?"

The mother answered, "I refer that to the will of God."

"But," said her friend, "if God would refer it to you — what would you choose then?"

"Why truly," said she, "if God would refer it to me — I would refer it back to Him again!"

"He is the LORD. Let Him do what seems good to Him." 1 Samuel 3:18

"Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides.
 The house collapsed, and all your children are dead!" Job 1:19
"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away — may the name of the LORD be praised." Job 1:21

"Father, if You are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from Me. Nevertheless, I want Your will to be done, not Mine." Luke 22:42

"May the Lord's will be done." Acts 21:14