Last night we sang "God Moves in a Mysterious Way" with our church family. It comes from the Scottish psalter, music by William Cowper. The fourth stanza stuck out to me, especially in light of our baby Kali, whose name means rosebud and who never got to see the light of the sun here on earth, but who is blossoming quite beautifully we believe where there is no need for sun because the Light of God's presence shines there. (See "Rosebud Reflections" for more).
Here are the words:
"His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev'ry hour:
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow'r!"
God is using each taste of bitterness to yield sweet beauty.
"I cry out to God Most High,
to God Who fulfills His purposes for me!" Psalm 57.2, ESV