“Because God is righteous – His judgments fall upon those who rebel against Him.
“Because God is faithful – the solemn threatenings of His Word are fulfilled.
“Because God is omnipotent – none can successfully resist Him, still less overthrow His counsel.
“Because God is omniscient – no problem can master Him and no difficulty baffle His wisdom.
“It is just because God is who He is, and what He is – that we are now beholding on earth, the beginning of His outpoured judgments! In view of His inflexible justice and immaculate holiness – we could not expect anything other than what is now spread before our eyes!
“Faith endures ‘as seeing Him who is invisible.’ (Hebrews 11:27) Faith endures the disappointments, the hardships, and the heart-aches of life – by recognizing that all comes from the hand of Him who is too wise to err – and too loving to be unkind. So long as we are occupied with any other object than God Himself, there will be neither rest for the heart, nor peace for the mind. But when we receive all that enters our lives as from His hand – then, no matter what may be our circumstances or surroundings – whether in a hovel, a prison-dungeon, or a martyr’s stake – we shall be enabled to say, ‘The lines have fallen unto me in pleasant places!’ (Psalm 16:6). But that is the language of faith – not of sight or of sense.
~ Arthur W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God