December: Trials and PainThe devil, things and people being what they are, it is necessary forGod to use the hammer, the file and the furnace in His holy work ofpreparing a saint for true sainthood. It is doubtful whether God canbless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.The Root of the Righteous, 157.December 17Trials and Pain: God Send Us TearsFor many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you evenweeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose endis destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is intheir shame-who set their mind on earthly things.--Philippians 3:18-19The Bible was written in tears and to tears it will yield its besttreasures. God has nothing to say to the frivolous man....The psalmists often wrote in tears, the prophets could hardlyconceal their heavyheartedness, and the apostle Paul in hisotherwise joyous epistle to the Philippians broke into tears whenhe thought of the many who were enemies of the cross of Christ andwhose end was destruction. Those Christian leaders who shook theworld were one and all men of sorrows whose witness to mankindwelled out of heavy hearts. There is no power in tears per se, buttears and power ever lie close together in the Church of theFirst-born....The whole Christian family stands desperately in need of arestoration of penitence, humility and tears. May God send themsoon. God Tells the Man Who Cares, pp. 2-3,6"This being so, Lord, I pray this morning that You would break meand send the tears. Amen."
Appreciating these devotionals by Tozer, mama27. Thank you!!And God bless you my sister in Christ.
You're welcome. I no sooner posted this, when I learned my younger son didn't come home all night after going into the city of Chicago last night...no word from him...this is where the rubber meets the road in terms of faith. I really don't want any more tears....may we/I be found faithful in our trials...