What Omnipotence cannot do?
Omnipotence may build a thousand worlds
and fill them with bounties.
Omnipotence may powder mountains into dust
and burn the sea and consume the sky.
But Omnipotence cannot do an unloving thing toward a believer.
Oh, rest quite sure, Christian, a hard thing, an unloving thing
from God toward one of His own people is quite impossible.
He is as kind to you when he casts you into prison
as when he takes you into a palace.
He is as good when He sends famine into your house
as when He fill your barns with plenty.
The only question is, "Are you His child?"
If so, He has rebuked you in affection,
and there is love in His chastisement.