Linked as one
we’d never guess
that suffering by design
should attend success;
But God ordained
and then did show
for whom He calls
that it is so.
Inspired by the following verses and the reality that success and suffering are not mutually exclusive.
“The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man.” Genesis 39:3
“But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” Genesis 39:21
“And David had success in all his undertakings, for the LORD was with him.” 1 Samuel 18:14