often the feat’s apparent success
is undone and comes under assault
with an unintended result.
Naturally we chafe under trial
and fret with tribulation,
especially at our undoing
and motives misconstruing.
Hardship nurtures strength.
It creates possibility
and fosters our assurance
in God’s faithful endurance.
“I have told you these things,
so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I make the world stumble.”
Yes, we can expect God’s support,
when our intention is good,
persisting regardless of adversity,
and accommodating despite difficulty.
So, “be more patient and long-suffering,
which engenders joy and peace –
magnanimous and standing tall
among those who are mean and small.”
 John 16: 33
 Father Judge Meditations p150