O suffering saints of God!
(J.C. Philpot, "Daily Portions")
"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment — works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." 2 Corinthians 4:17
O suffering saints of God! Are you tried, tempted, afflicted?
It is your mercy. God does not deal so with everyone. It is because you are His children, that He lays His chastening hand on you.
He means to conform you to the image of His Son in glory — and therefore He now conforms you to the image of His Son in suffering.
All will end well with the people of God. Their life here is a life of temptation, of suffering and trial — but Heaven will make amends for all!