“Whenever the plague or pestilence comes to those who are under such a promise, it is for some special and notable work, and God requires them to search and examine in a special manner, to find out his meaning;…This promise tells me that if it does befall me yet it is for some notable end, and because God has a use for my life, and intends to bring about his glory some way that I do not know of. And if he will come in a fatherly way of chastisement, yet I will be satisfied in the thing. So a Christian heart, by reasoning out of the Word, comes to satisfy his soul in the midst of such a heavy hand of God, and in such a distressed condition as that. Now carnal hearts do not find that power in the Word, that healing virtue that is in it, to heal their distracting cares, and the troubles of their spirits; but when those who are godly come to hear the Word, they find in it, as it were, a plaster for all their wounds, and so they come to have ease and contentment in such conditions as are very grievous and miserable to others.” The Rare Jewel Of Christian Contentment
We, as christians, can truly rest in the promises of our Heavenly Father. When He allows trials in our lives it is for a glorious Sovereign reason that we don’t always understand. We can rest knowing that God is using it for His glory!
May we be willing vessels in the hands of our Creator who holds all things in His power.
“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” Romans 11:36