Should Peace Come Before or After Suffering?

Let the peace of God reign in your soul. Then you will have strength to bear all suffering, and you will rejoice that you have grace to endure. Praise the Lord; talk of His goodness; tell of His power. Sweeten the atmosphere that surrounds your soul…. Praise with heart and soul and voice, Him who is the health of your countenance, your Saviour, and your God. {OFC 221.6}
Isaiah 63:7
I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord
And the praises of the Lord,
According to all that the Lord has bestowed on us,
And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,
Which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies,
According to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses.
Instead of carrying a cloud around, we can carry sunshine.  Even in difficult times.

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