Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord?"

I pick up this book again sometimes to reread sections of it, and this is what I came across last night......

"When things don't fall out according to expectation, when the tide of second cause runs so low that we see little in outward means to support our hopes and hearts, then the heart begins to reason as did he in 2 Kings 7:2 "If the Lord should open the windows of heaven how should this be?" We never consider that God can open the eyes of the blind with clay and spittle, He can work above, beyond, and even contrary to means. He often makes the fairest flowers of men's endeavors to wither and brings improbable things to pass, in order that the glory of the undertaking may be given to Himself. Indeed, if His people stand in need of miracles to bring about their deliverance, miracles fall as easily from Gods hands as to give His people daily bread. God's blessing many times is a secret from His servants so that they do not know from which way it is coming, as "Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain, yet the valley shall be filled with water" (2 Kings 3:17). God would have us to depend on Him thought we do not see how the thing may be brought about; otherwise we do not show a quiet spirit. Though an affliction is on you, do not let your heart sink under it. So far as your heart sinks and you are discouraged under affliction, so much you need to learn this lesson of contentment."

                                                ~ Jeremiah Burroughs

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"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Isaiah 55:6,8-1