Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Providence of God

Here is another entry in Devotions and Prayers, by Charles Spurgeon:

"Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them; for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee nor forsake thee." (Deut: 31:6)
We believe in the providence  of God, but we do not believe half enough in it. Remember that Omnipotence has servants everywhere, set in their places at every point of the road. In the old days of the post horses there were always swift horses ready to carry onward the king's mail.

It is wonderful how God has His relays of providential agents; how when He has done with one there is always another ready to take his place. Sometimes you have found one friend fail you---he is just dead and buried. "Ah!" you say, "what shall I do?" Well, well, God knows how to carry on the purposes of His providence; He will raise up another. How strikingly punctual providence is! You and I make appointments and miss them by half an hour; God never is before His time though we often wish He were; but He is never behind---no, not by one tick of the clock.

And now, trembler, wherefore are you afraid? "Fear thou not; for I am with thee." All the mysterious arrangements of providence work for our good.

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