Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Borders of Distrust

Behold, the hour cometh...that ye shall be scattered.
John 16:32

Jesus is not rebuking the disciples, their faith was real,
but it was disturbed; it was not at work in actual things.
The disciples were scattered to their own interests, a-
live to interests that were never in Jesus Christ. After
we have been perfectly related to God in sanctification,
our faith has to be worked out in actualities. We shall
be scattered, not into work, but into desolations and
made to know what internal death to God's blessings
means. Are we prepared for this? It is not that we
choose it, but that God engineers our circumstances
so that we are brought there. Until we have been
through that experience, our faith is bolstered up by
feelings and by blessings. When once we get there,
no matter where God places us or what the inner de-
solations are, we can praise God that all is well. That
is faith being worked out in actualities.

"...And shall leave Me alone." Have we left Jesus a-
lone by the scattering of His providence? Because we
do not see God in our circumstances? Darkness comes
by the sovereignty of God. Are we prepared to let God
do as He likes with us--prepared to be separated from
conscious blessings? Until Jesus Christ is Lord, we all
have ends of our own to serve; our faith is real, but it is
not permanent yet. God is never in a hurry; if we wait,
we will see that God is pointing out that we have not
been interested in Himself but only His blessings. The
sense of God's blessing is elemental.

Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." 
Spiritual grit is what we need.   Oswald Chambers

Reader, as I read from the Saints who lived long before
most of us, I find that they go deep and poke around
into the cobwebs of my heart. I think to myself, "I
must give something likable to my readers" and then
God serves up something other. I appreciate all of you
who are sticking with me as we journey together
through thick and thin. Yesterday's blog is still on my
heart because we have NO IDEA what God considers
is best. He wants to shower us with blessings, but...not...

He will SILENTLY plan for you
   Some wonderful surprise of love.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
   But it is kept for you above.

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