God does not always work miracles and acts of providence for our deliverance from suffering

    Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of … More God does not always work miracles and acts of providence for our deliverance from suffering

Ryle: events may bring out grace in quarters where at present we do not expect it

Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. … More Ryle: events may bring out grace in quarters where at present we do not expect it