Nothing happens without God’s will, especially to His child whom He loves

Nothing happens without God’s will, especially to His child whom He loves

Nothing “bad” happens to a Christian without some good reason. “All things come of God” (2 Corinthians 5:18), and “all things work together for good to those who love God” (Romans 8:28). Don’t worry about the times of testing and weakness, thinking that you must have done something terribly wrong, so God must be finished with you. What you feel is God’s tender hand upon you, making you into the person He knows you can be. As hard as it is, these breakings and remakings are inevitable. He must make you weak in yourself so you will depend on His strength. He must make you humble. He must make you desperate for Him and His help.

You’re in His hands and He will perfect that which concerns you (Psalm 138:8). So don’t be angry or bitter at God for these testings. They are only for a time. You will rejoice and be grateful when you look back and see how this was necessary for Him to accomplish His good purpose.

Things don’t just happen to children of God,
They’re part of a wonderful plan.
The troubles, reverses, the sorrows, the rod
Are strokes of the Great Sculptor’s hand.
—Alice Reynolds Flower (1890-1991), “It Didn’t Just Happen”

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2 Comments

  1. SUNDAY IDRIS
    February 11, 2013, 4:45 am   /  Reply

    This is just an Undilluted Truth: This is Similar to what Hannah Whithall Smith says in her Book: ” The Christian Secret of a Happy Life”. She said: “The Birds of the Air has learn to trust so much in God the Father, that when the wheather comes with snows, rains and sunshines, in all these situations, the Birds have come to know, that God must have allowed these things to come to them for their own good” How true dat is! Very true! Indeed, nothing just happen to a Child of God.

  2. Michael
    March 25, 2013, 4:47 pm   /  Reply

    You feel strong only for a time, it’s part of the secret plan. God’s strength makes you weak,
    it didn’t just happen.

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