“It is tempting to suggest easy, spiritualized reasons for why God leads one through times like this.  But sometimes the answers are not clear or even forthcoming.  And so we go on what we know: God is good, and He loves His children. He is neither petty nor vindictive.  He is slow to anger, abounding in love. He is working with us to achieve our salvation.  And He uses means – other people, our circumstances, His many means of grace – to accomplish His ends.”
(Dr Bill Black, missionary, on his recent illness)