What a pillow on which to rest your aching head

The Whole Armour Of God

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What a pillow on which to rest your aching head 

(John MacDuff

“Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through many trials.” 1 Peter 1:6 

“If need be!” Three gracious words! 

Not one of all my tears has been shed for nothing!

Not one stroke of the rod has been unneeded, or that might have been spared! 

Your heavenly Father loves you too much, and too tenderly, to bestow harsher correction than your case requires! 

Is it loss of health, or loss of wealth, or loss of beloved friends
Be still! there was a needs be! 

We are no judges of what that “needs be” is. Often through aching hearts we are forced to exclaim, “Your judgments are a great deep!” 

But God here pledges Himself that there will not be one unnecessary thorn in the believer’s…

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