"Faith's most severe tests come not when we see nothing, but when we see a stunning aray of evidence that seems to prove our faith in vain." (~ Elisabeth Elliot)
Sometimes the evidence seems to mock me—my faith seems a mockery—when I don't see God answering prayers the way I want Him to. What I do see is mounting evidence that things aren't going my way. God, how can I keep trusting when you don't give me what I ask for?
"It is in our acceptance of what is given that God gives Himself." (~ Elisabeth Elliot)
"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them." (Isaiah 42:16)