"He will not break a bruised reed,
and He will not put out a smoldering wick."
Going through a trying time? Consider the words of a Puritan preacher,
Horatius Bonar (1808—1889):
Oftentimes we see that the heaviest trials, are forerunners of our greatest usefulness. When we are entirely prostrated and crushed--then it is safe for God to grant us success, for then He gets all the glory.
And oh, what wonders has God often done by bruised reeds! Yes, it is the bruised reed which is most often the instrument in His hand for working His mighty signs and wonders.
What consolation is this! Suffering is stripped of half its bitterness, if it thus brings with it a double portion of the Spirit, and fits for double usefulness on earth.