Let Trials Bless
Knowing that tribulation worketh patience. (Romans 5:3)
This is a promise in essence if not in form. We have a need for patience, and here we see the way of
getting it. It is only by enduring that we learn to endure, even as by swimming men learn to swim. You
could not learn that art on dry land, nor learn patience without trouble. Is it not worthwhile to suffer
tribulation for the sake of gaining that beautiful equanimity of mind that quietly acquiesces in all the
will of God?
Yet our text sets forth a singular fact, which is not according to nature but is supernatural. Tribulation
in and of itself worketh petulance, unbelief, and rebellion. It is only by the sacred alchemy of grace
that it is made to work in us patience. We do not thresh the wheat to lay the dust: yet the Rail of
tribulation does this upon God’s floor. We do not toss a man about in order to give him rest, and yet
so the Lord dealeth with His children. Truly this is not the manner of man but greatly redounds to the
glory of our all-wise God.
Oh, for grace to let my trials bless me! Why should I wish to stay in their gracious operation? Lord, I ask
Thee to remove my affliction, but I beseech Thee ten times more to remove my impatience. Precious
Lord Jesus, with Thy cross, engrave the image of Thy patience on my heart.
#PUSH Pray Until Something Happens
#Outreach: That the world may know
#Prayer Focus: Pray for Our Prodigals
#Praise the Lord
Please follow my blog Guam Christian Blog
Please follow my blog Guam views Blog
Bruce’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bruce.dinsman
#Parler #ParlerUS @pacislappraisal