In her book, ‘It’s No Secret, Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know’ Rachel Olsen offers hope to those who are experiencing the dark times in life. Olsen writes,”We may not be able to view the shore beyond the twenty-foot waves, but God hones in on our precise location on that deep, dark lake. He holds the power to stop the storm, as well as to use the storm to stir up glorious things. We can mine great things from the dark times in our lives, things that may not be discovered any other way. Things like irrepressible hope, unsurpassable peace, inexplicable joy, and unfailing comfort. Divine endurance and amazing grace. In Isaiah, God calls these secret riches. How will we discover these treasures lying hidden in the darkness of our trials if we’re always running for the light, trying desperately to avoid any testing, suffering, or pain?”
--Olsen, Rachel, It’s No secret, revealing Divine Truths every woman should know, pg120-121. 2010.
Isaiah 45:3 (GW) “I will give you treasures from dark places and hidden stockpiles. Then you will know that I, the LORD God of Israel, have called you by name.”