In time of trouble say,
First: He brought me here; it is by His will I am in this strait place: in that I will rest.
Next: He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child.
Then: He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow.
Last: In His good time He can bring me out again – how and when He knows.
Say: I am here
(1) by God’s appointment
(2) in His keeping
(3) under His training
(4) for His time
– Andrew Murray