Seeing God in everything!

A couple days ago I was reading in Streams in the Desert. This particular entry strikes a chord deep in my heart and resonates in my soul. I have been intensely grieving the loss of my sister in the past several weeks. This entry reflects my desires so well.

Streams in the Desert -September 17th

It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good. (1 Sam. 3:18)

See God in everything, and God will calm and color all that thou dost see! It may be that the circumstances of our sorrows will not be removed, their condition will remain unchanged; but if Christ, as Lord and Master of our life, is brought into our grief and gloom, "He will compass us about with songs of deliverance." To see HIM, and to be sure that His wisdom cannot err, His power cannot fail, His love can never change; to know that even His direst dealings with us are for our deepest spiritual gain, is to be able to say, in the midst of bereavement, sorrow, pain, and loss, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."

Nothing else but seeing God in everything will make us loving and patient with those who annoy and trouble us. They will be to us then only instruments for accomplishing His tender and wise purposed toward us, and we shall even find ourselves at last inwardly thanking them for the blessing they bring us. Nothing else will completely put an end to all murmuring or rebellious thoughts.

H.W. Smith


Anonymous said…
May God grant you the deepest desire in your heart to see Him in everything with His grace exchanging your sorrow for His peace. In acceptance lies peace. May the floodgates of His love be opened and poured out on you carrying you, keeping you, restoring you, healing you as you walk in full assurrance of faith of His truth. Painful as it is.... He is doing that for you. Grace, mercy and peace be yours in abundance.

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