Trivium Pursuit

When we worry…..

When we worry we do two things:

1. We communicate to the Sovereign Maker of the entire universe — the Sovereign Maker Who sent His only Dear and Beloved Son to die a horrible death on the cross for the sins of His people — that we don’t think He cares for us or that He can take care of our very minuscule problems (and minuscule they certainly are when one considers the whole scheme of things).

2. We communicate to all the little munchkins around us (who are watching every move we make and hearing every word we speak) that Worry is how we respond to the problems of life, though perhaps adding a dab of prayer here and there.

…Judge nothing before the time. When the end comes, pass a judgment on providential dispensations; not before. “Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD“ (Psa 107.43). David’s haste might have cost him dear. “I said in my haste, All men are liars” (Psa 116.11). “Samuel and all are liars: I shall never obtain the kingdom; I shall now perish by the hand of Saul.” It was well God did not take him at his word, as he refused to credit God. God works often above means, sometimes without them: nay, sometimes contrary to them; but it is a settled rule with Him, which every believer has found true in experience, namely, “He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.” There may appear some flaws at present, but there will be none in the end; it will appear to be the right way. Wherefore, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4.10). Humbling providences are sweetest in the end, for they bring a man to himself; and till a man be thoroughly emptied of self, he can never, as he ought, prove Christ… John Hill (1711-1746), Helps to Submission

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