I come across a quote from C.S. Lewis that I haven’t heard before. Lewis writes in a letter to the priest who marries him and Joy about her cancer diagnosis with the following words in the spring of 1959:
“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
This statement reminds me that God’s love often comes disguised as something painful.
(Written April 29, 1959 to Father Peter Bide, found in Letters of C.S. Lewis, edited by W.H. Lewis and Walter Hooper)