Friday, May 9, 2014

The Shadow

Shall we trust our Father only when our lives are filled with pleasant things and then not trust Him also when a shadow falls over our hearts?  Do you think that God is good only when He makes all things please you?

Our call is to trust God at all times whether good or bad. For even if sorrow should enter our home, He is able, even in the midst of sorrow, to make our home-life sweeter, purer, and more Christ-like.  If we trust in God, then the shadow will be as rich a blessing to us as the light; and the sorrow will be steps upward, on which our feet may climb Heavenward!

[J. R. Miller]
Job 2:10 ... But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Romans 8:28 ...And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ... Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.