"I was crushed ... so much so that I despaired even of life, but that was to make me rely not on myself, but on the God who raises the dead." 2 Corinthians 1:8,9.
"The pressure of hard places makes us value life. Every time our life is given back to us from such a trial, it is like a new beginning, and we learn better how much it is worth, and make more of it for God and man.
The pressure (also) helps us to understand the trials of others, and fits us to help and sympathise with them." A B Simpson (taken from "Streams in the Desert" by C Cowman)
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