Category: God

Grasp this!

John Newtonby John Newton

“The LORD does whatever pleases Him–in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths. He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from His storehouses.” Psalm 135:6-7

God’s sovereignty is but another name for the unlimited exercise of wisdom and goodness and power. Nothing can hinder Him.

Every drop of rain hits its appointed target–and every particle of dust is carried by the wind to its appointed resting place.

If we could but grasp this in the depth of our being, our souls would be liberated to depend fully on God’s governance over our lives, and to learn to count trials, all joy!

“Our God is in heaven–He does whatever pleases Him.” Psalm 115:3

“All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back His hand or say to Him: What have you done?” Daniel 4:35

by John Newton

 

I would refer it back to Him again!

John Flavel 90x115by John Flavel

It was an excellent reply that a Christian mother once made to a friend–when her beloved and only child lay in a dangerous sickness at the point of death.

The friend asked the mother, “What would you now ask of God, in reference to your child? Would you beg Him for your child’s life?”

The mother answered, “I refer that to the will of God.”

“But,” said her friend, “if God would refer it to you–what would you choose then?”

“Why truly,” said she, “if God would refer it to me–I would refer it back to Him again!”

“He is the LORD. Let Him do what seems good to Him.” 1 Samuel 3:18

“Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all your children are dead!” Job 1:19

“The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away–may the name of the LORD be praised.” Job 1:21

“Father, if You are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from Me. Nevertheless, I want Your will to be done, not Mine.” Luke 22:42

“May the Lord’s will be done.” Acts 21:14

by John Flavel