Thursday, February 17, 2011

God's providence

"He hath made all His promises good to me and hath filled up all the blanks with His own hand."
Samuel Rutherford

Last night we finished a series of sermons on the doctrine of providence that we've been studying for the past few months. This series was such a blessing for me and very timely as there have been plenty of times I've wanted to ask why over the past few months. It's so comforting to remember the Lord has planned everything, and is behind everything that is happening to us, sickness, difficult people, disappointments... Knowing nothing is a mistake, and it's all for good takes away fear and uncertainty. I shared the picture above because of something Pastor said last night, that we should be willing to let our lives be as a blank piece of paper for the Lord to write on, rather than what we tend to do, which is give Him a list of just the way we think things should be. Very true, for me at least! And now I should get back to the work that providentially is mine today... whether I'm cooking, doing laundry, spending time with a little one, helping a little friend, or packing's good to know I'm doing what the Lord has planned for me.

Living in Light of Providence
Robert McCurley | Greenville Presbyterian Church

"Providence hath a thousand keys to open a thousand sundry doors for the deliverance of His own....let us be faithful and care for our own part, which is to do and suffer for Him, and lay Christ's part on Himself, and leave it there; duties are ours, events are the Lord's."
Samuel Rutherford

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  1. That series of sermons sounds incredible. I too struggle with asking why? instead of just allowing it what God has planned to happen.

  2. This was our topic this week at our small group meeting. Great post Stefanie.



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