THE HAND OF GOD……Andrew Murray

“When self reacts correctly in a difficult situation, it can only
result in the sin of self righteousness. In order for Christ’s
righteousness to be manifested, the Holy Spirit must
hold self inoperative by means of the Cross.”

“Accustom yourself in everything that happens, to recognize
the hand of the Father. Before you fix your thoughts on the
person who did it, first be still, and remember, God allows
me to come into this trouble to see if I shall glorify Him in it.
This trial, be it the greatest or the least, is allowed of God
and is His will concerning me. Let me first recognize and
submit to God’s will in it. Then in the rest of soul which this
gives, I shall receive wisdom to know how to behave in it.
With my eye turned from man to God, suffering wrong is not
as hard as it seems.

The Lord Jesus knew that His Father would care for His
rights and honor. But he who lives in the visible, wants
his honor to be vindicated at once here below. He who
lives in the eternal, and as seeing the Invisible, is satisfied
to leave the vindication of his rights and honor in God’s
hands; he knows that they are safe with Him. Giving one’s
all into God’s keeping brings rest and peace.”

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