The book which has impacted my life most dramatically in recent years is a compact volume by Robert J. Morgan entitled The Red Seals Rules. It is replete with scripture and quotes by godly men and women that help readers when facing difficult times. I just finished reading it again this afternoon.
Morgan quotes the North Carolina author and preacher from the last century, Vance Havner, who wrote:
"When before the throne we stand in Him complete, all the riddles that puzzle us here will fall into place and we shall know in fulfillment what we now believe in faith - that all things work together for good in His eternal purpose. No longer will we cry 'My God, why?' Instead, 'alas' will become 'Alleluia', all question marks will be straightened into exclamation points, sorrows will change to singing, and pain will be lost in praise."
Until then the poignant words of the Englist poet and hymnwriter from the 1700's, William Cowper, will encourage me, and hopefully you, to keep trusting in a sovereign God. Cowper penned these words...
"Judge not the Lord by feeble sense but trust Him for His grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.
Blind unbelief is sure to err and scan His work in vain:
God is His own interpreter, and He will make it plain."
Amen … we couldn't understand it now - even if God did try and explain to us … looks like an encouraging book!ReplyDelete
thank you for that wonderful quote from Vance Havner, i will add it to my collection of beautiful statements on the sovereignty of God... the only comfort in our affliction... "the bud may have a bitter taste but sweet will be the flower"ReplyDelete