As the months pass, it seems to me that there is a consensus among many that we are indeed headed for some difficult times. Perhaps we will come out of this darkness as stronger and better people. Perhaps God will use this time to bring folks back to Him. Maybe there will be a great awakening again. Abigail Adams thought that these trials and tribulations were really a good thing and the only way we could form good character qualities…and perhaps grow up a bit. May the Lord give us guidance and direction in the days ahead. I pray for our husbands that they will lead our families and that God will speak to their hearts. I pray that we will be sober minded and concentrate on the eternal rather than the temporal.
“These are the times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.” ~Abigail Adams to her son John Quincy Adams, 1780