Thursday, June 5, 2008

"It must be well"

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.’
-- J.C. Ryle

It must be well. It MUST be well. IT MUST BE WELL. Not because I deserve it to be well or have earned favor or it is right or fair or must be well because "He who gave His only begotton Son...will never withhold anything ...which is really for [my] good."

It must be well.

Christ is the seal and guarantee of that promise.


HT: GirlTalk

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