“also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined
according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel
of His will, to the end that we who were the first hope in Christ
would be to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:11-12

“Every afflicted Christian should bow to the absolute sovereignty of God
and surrender to Him the right to do what He chooses to do, whenever
He chooses to do it, in any way He chooses to do it, for any purpose He
wants to accomplish, and to use any person He chooses.”

Lehman Strauss,
“In God’s Waiting Room”


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.”