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Let Trials Bless !!!!!!

21 Sep
Let Trials Bless !!!!!!

Knowing that tribulation worketh patience. (Romans 5:3)

This is a promise in essence if not in form. We have need of patience, and here we see the way of getting it. It is only by enduring that we learn to endure, even as by swimming men learn to swim. You could not learn that art on dry land, nor learn patience without trouble. Is it not worth while to suffer tribulation for the sake of gaining that beautiful equanimity of mind which quietly acquiesces in all the will of God?

Yet our text sets forth a singular fact, which is not according to nature but is supernatural. Tribulation in and of itself worketh petulance, unbelief, and rebellion. It is only by the sacred alchemy of grace that it is made to work in us patience. We do not thresh the wheat to lay the dust: yet the Rail of tribulation does this upon God’s floor. We do not toss a man about in order to give him rest, and yet so the Lord dealeth with His children. Truly this is not the manner of man but greatly redounds to the glory of our all-wise God.

Oh, for grace to let my trials bless me! Why should I wish to stay their gracious operation? Lord, I ask Thee to remove my affliction, but I beseech Thee ten times more to remove my impatience. Precious Lord Jesus, with Thy cross engrave the image of Thy patience on my heart.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 
 

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5 responses to “Let Trials Bless !!!!!!

  1. Stacy Tolbert

    September 21, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Lord I ask Thee to remove my affliction, but I beseech Thee ten times more to remove my impatience. Brother Levi I’m gonna have to pray this when I pray. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. SLIMJIM

    September 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Wow this verse came to mind yesterday when I was ministering to someone who visited our fellowship and is going through a hard time.
    Thanks for the devotional. Providence is amazing…to think this verse is God’s Word that minister to others, and this is a devotional written by someone in England many years ago and you posted it at a time in which I will read it today.

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    • Levi Thetford

      September 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Isn’t God cool the way all of these events occurred all by the hand of our Great God?

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      • SLIMJIM

        September 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        Indeed! The Wonderful Sovereignty of God!

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