Cisterns must be broken--but the fountain of living waters is always full and always flowing!
Gourds must wither--but the tree of life has shade and fruit sufficient for us all, and at all times!
Creatures must die--but the Lord lives!
Creatures are like candles; while they burn--they waste away; and when they are extinguished, those who depend upon them are covered with darkness. But the Lord is a Sun to His people, and His bright beams of consolation can well supply the lack of the candlelight of creature comforts!
"I know, O LORD, that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. May Your unfailing love be my comfort." Psalm 119:75-76