God has not promised His people a smooth voyage—only a safe landing. Heaven is not always angry when He strikes; for He most chastises those whom most He likes.
—W. Graham Scroggie, spoken from experience after many trials including being dismissed as pastor from two different churches, They Knew Their God, Vol 5, 192-93
He has no enemies, you say? My friend, your boast is poor:
He who fights valiantly in the fray of duty, that the brave endure,
Must have made foes. If he has none, small is the work that he has done.
He has opposed no traitor's stand; Has rescued none from Satan's hand?
Has never turned the wrong to right? He's been a coward in the fight!