Here's a choice jewel upon which to meditate further- typing it out helps to embed it further into my thoughts...
(Providence) performs thousands of kind offices for men; but among them all, this is the chiefest, to lead and direct them to Christ. for consider, of all mercies, this comes through most and greatest difficulties (Eph. 1:19-20).
This, (the conversion of one's soul) is a spiritual mercy, excelling in dignity of nature all others, more than gold excels the dirt under your feet (Rev. 3:18). One such gift is worth thousands of other mercies.
This is a mercy immediately flowing out of the fountain of God's electing love, a mercy never dropped into any but an elect vessel (I Thess. 1:4-5).
...Lastly, this is an eternal mercy, one which will stick by you when father, mother, wife, children, estate, honors, health and life shall fail you (John 4:14).
-From The Mystery of Providence, by John Flavel.