We can’t always see where the road leads up ahead, and often in life our path is fraught with peril and difficult circumstances, but God’s promise to all those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (see Romans 8:28) is to enter into EVERY one of those circumstances (whether good, bad, or indifferent) and working it together for our good.
Just know that every cloud has a silver lining, and even though it often seems darkest before the dawn, God’s presence with us through the storm is assured; His promises are true, and as we learn to step out in obedient faith upon those promises we can be assured that there is something better for us up ahead!
“And Jesus said to him, ‘If thou art able to believe! all things are possible to the one that is believing.”
This is a fact of life, for every believer, that your trials come not to defeat you, but to make you strong and to teach you to rest both yourself and your circumstances in God’s hands!
So whatever you’re facing today, you can trust Him that He will see you through.
Streams in the Desert, with
Mrs. Charles Cowman
Streams in the Desert –
November 15, 2014
For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, regarding the affliction that
happened to us in the province of Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of living.
(2 Cor 1:8)
But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me.
(2 Cor 12:9)
God allowed the crisis to close 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; and from that narrow pass of peril, Jacob became 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 grow up into the established principles of faith and godliness, which were indispensable for his glorious career as the king of Israel.
Nothing but the extremities in which Paul was constantly placed could ever have taught him, and taught the Church through him, the full meaning of the great promise he so learned to claim, “My grace is sufficient for thee.”
And nothing but our trials and perils would ever have led some of us to know Him as we do, to trust Him as we have, and to draw from Him the measures of grace which our very extremities made indispensable.
Difficulties and obstacles are God’s challenges to faith. When hindrances confront us in the path of duty, we are to recognize them as vessels for faith to fill with the fullness and all-sufficiency of Jesus; and as we go forward, simply and fully trusting Him, we may be tested, we may have to wait and let patience have her perfect work; but we shall surely find at last the stone rolled away, and the Lord waiting to render unto us double for our time of testing.
—A. B. Simpson
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