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December: Trials and Pain

The devil, things and people being what they are, it is necessary for
God to use the hammer, the file and the furnace in His holy work of
preparing a saint for true sainthood. It is doubtful whether God can
bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.

The Root of the Righteous, 157.

December 21

Trials and Pain: Ordered By the Lord

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in
his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the
Lord upholds him with His hand.
-Psalm 37:23-24

To the child of God, there is no such thing as accident. He travels
an appointed way. The path he treads was chosen for him when as yet
he was not, when as yet he had existence only in the mind of God.

Accidents may indeed appear to befall him and misfortune stalk his
way; but these evils will be so in appearence only and will seem
evils only because we cannot read the secret script of God's hidden
providence and so cannot discover the ends at which He aims....

The man of true faith may live in the absolute assurance that his
steps are ordered by the Lord. For him, misfortune is outside the
bounds of possibility. He cannot be torn from this earth one hour
ahead of the time which God has appointed, and he cannot be
detained on earth one moment after God is done with him here. He
is not a waif of the wide world, a foundling of time and space,
but a saint of the Lord and the darling of His particular care.
We Travel an Appointed Way, pp. 3-4

"I worship and praise You this morning for this: 'the absolute
assurance that his steps are ordered by the Lord.' And for the fact
that 'misfortune is outside the bounds of possibility.' What a
privilege to be 'a darling of His particular care.' Wow! Amen."

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