Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Here's a cut and past from my friend's blog. Her name is Summer Martin, she's wonderfully kind, a loving thoughtful friend, she loves the Lord and is consistently growing in her walk with Him. Her blog is www.summalovinn.blogspot.com if you want to read more of her posts.

This one really struck me as I've been talking with a lot of people lately who doubt God's goodness when they're faced with trial in their lives. I always think of the song It is Well With My Soul. I hope that if I were to face a trial of great magnitude that I would respond in the like.

“Reader, if God has given you His only begotten Son, beware of doubting His kindness and love, in any painful providence of your daily life! Never allow yourself to think hard thoughts of God. Never suppose that He can give you anything which is not really for your good. Remember the words of Paul: ‘He who spared not His own Son—but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things’ (Romans 8:32).

See in every sorrow and trouble of your earthly pilgrimage the hand of Him who gave Christ to die for your sins! That hand can never smite you except in love! He who gave His only begotten Son for you, will never withhold anything from you which is really for your good. Lean back on this thought and be content. Say to yourself in the darkest hour of trial, ‘This also is ordered by Him who gave Christ to die for my sins. It cannot be wrong. It is done in love. It must be well.’”

by J.C. Ryle

1 comment:

Chiara said...

So true and so important to remember! I am so amazed at how God is bigger than my understanding, and that includes His goodness toward me. Contentment and trust in all circumstances--this is my ever present goal!