Month: October 2012

Our Trials Are What God Uses To Draw Us To Him

A.B. Simpson 90 x115by A.B. Simpson

My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness—2 Corinthians 12:9

God allowed the crisis that closed around Jacob, on the night when he bowed at Peniel in supplication, to bring him to the place where he could take hold of God as he never would have done. From that narrow pass of peril Jacob came, enlarged in his faith and knowledge of God and in the power of a new and victorious life.

God had to compel David, by a long and painful discipline of years, to learn the almighty power and faithfulness of his God, and to grow up into the established principles of faith and godliness which were indispensable for his subsequent and glorious career as the king of Israel.