“Our longest sorrows have a close, and there is a bottom to the profoundest depths of our misery.
Our winters shall not frown forever; summer shall soon smile.
The tide shall not eternally ebb out; the floods retrace their march.
The night shall not hang its darkness for ever over our souls; the sun shall yet arise with healing beneath his wings.
‘The Lord turned again the captivity of Job.’ (Job 42:10) Our sorrows shall have an end when God has gotten His end in them.”
–Charles H. Spurgeon, “Intercessory Prayer,” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, Vol. 7 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1861), 7: 449.