Make us glad in proportion....
Make us glad in proportion to the days in which you have afflicted us, and to the years in which we have suffered evil. Let your work (the signs of Your power) be revealed to your servants, and Your (glorious) majesty to their children. And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands - yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it (Psalm 89:15-17 AMP).
Apparently to the degree we are afflicted, to that degree are we made glad. Only Jesus can do that!
Larry Chkoreff August, 2002