Sunday, April 19, 2015

It is The Same Hand

Are you a distressed believer? Is your heart pressed down with sickness,  tried with disappointments,  overburdened with cares?

To you I say, "Behold the cross of Christ!" Think whose hand it is that chastens you; think whose hand is measuring to you the 'cup of bitterness' which you are now drinking. It is the hand of Him who was crucified! 

It is the same hand which, in love to your soul, was nailed to the accursed tree! Surely that thought should comfort and hearten you. Surely you should say to yourself, "My crucified Savior will never lay upon me anything that is not for my good. There is a needs be. It must be well."

[J.C. Ryle]

John 6:20 ... But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
Hebrews 12:6 ... For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Job 5:17 ...Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
Psalm 94:12 ... Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law;

Revelation 3:19 ... As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.❤