I just had to dig Amy Carmichael out today to look for something of hers to share. She just has such a wonderful way of saying things and hitting the nail right on the head.
Ps 116.1 I love the Lord because He has heard my voice and my supplications.
As we look back on past years, they are full of memories of great sorrows and great joys also. If I were asked to give the sum of the years in a sentence I would write this: I love the Lord because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Never, never did He not hear. Never was He far away.
It will be the same with you. Just now you are in the midst of the pressure of life. One thing follows another so closely that you have hardly time to think, hardly time to realize how much you are being helped. But looking back, it will be different. If there have been sorrows, you will see how marvelous His lovingkindness was. If there have been joys, it will be the same. If the time held just one steady round of service it will still be the same. Every day, every hour will seem to you than as if these words were written across it: I love the Lord because He has heard.
So love Him now, rejoice in Him now, however things are because it is true today–He hears your voice and your supplications.