Spurgeon¬†asked “How can I look to be at home in the enemy’s country, joyful while in exile, or comfortable in a wilderness? This is not my rest. This is the place of the furnace and the forge and the hammer.”

To those servants of God whom He purposes to use in a larger, greater way, many trials are allowed to come (they are necessary), for “we must be ground between the millstones of suffering before we can be bread for the multitude.”