Saturday, March 20, 2010

On Adversity

On accepting adversity Margaret Clarkson wrote, Always it is initiated by an act of will on our part; we set ourselves to believe in the over-ruling goodness, providence and sovereignty of God and refuse to turn matter how we feel. (Margaret Clarkson, Grace Grows Best in Winter, page 21.) Thus, we must do our part in accepting and working through our difficult providences. We must have the knowledge of God (knowing He is good, loving gentle merciful, etc.) and then choose to trust Him or our feelings. Where do you stand today, are you trusting your feelings or are you trusting our Sovereign Lord?

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