Problems? God is working them out!

“Many times God works in opposite ways to worldly probabilities. When the requirement for bricks to be made was doubled for the Hebrew slaves–who would look for deliverance? Just as the sun going back ten degrees on the sundial was a sign of Hezekiah’s recovery–so divine providence is to be read backward. Joseph was made a slave–so that he would become the deliverer of the Hebrew people.”

Thus have we found that sickness works for our spiritual health–and poverty promotes our spiritual wealth. Our worst days, have turned out to be our best days; and our low estate has lifted us on high. When storms come, we may welcome them–for they bring blessing on their wings. But when our calm is long and deep, we must be on watch, to prevent stagnation and disease result from it!

Our Redeemer bends all things to His gracious purpose! To judge His wise ways, is folly and ingratitude. What can we know? Especially what can we know of His design and purpose–while His work is yet on the anvil? Our judgments at their best, are only moderated foolishness.

We are neither prophets nor sons of prophets; and if we were wise, we would not speculate about the results of His divine operations–but firmly believe and patiently wait until His providence comes to bloom, and God becomes His own interpreter!

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose!” Romans 8:28 

~ Charles Spurgeon, “Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden” 1883 {Adapted}

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