Apprising Ministries offers these godly words of wisdom from Charles Spurgeon for those carrying a heavy load right now…

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. (Job 2:3)

The Lord sends upon us the evil as well as the good of this mortal life; His is the sun that cheers and the frost that chills; His the deep calm and the fierce tornado. To dwell on second causes is frequently frivolous, a sort of solemn trifling. Men say of each affliction, “It might have been prevented if so-and-so had occurred.” Perhaps if another physician had been called in, the dear child’s life would have been spared; possibly if I had moved in such a direction in business, I might not have been a loser.

Who is to judge what might have been? In endless conjectures we are lost, and crue to ourselves, we gather material for unnecessary griefs. Matters happened not so; then why conjecture what would have been had things been different? It is folly. We grow indignant with the more immediate agent of our grief, and fail to submit ourselves to God.

As long as I trace my pain to accident, my bereavement to mistake, my loss to another’s wrong, my discomfort to an enemy, and so on, I am of the earth, earthly; but when I rise to my God and see His Hand at work, I grow calm; I have not a word of repining, “I opened not my mouth; because Thou didst it” (Psalm 39:9, KJV). “Cast thy burden on the Lord” is a precept that will be easy to practice when you see that the burden came originally from God.

(Charles Spurgeon, At the Master’s Feet, April 25)