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 25Trials and Pain: Cooperate With the InevitableNot that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whateverstate I am, to be content.--Philippians 4:11This idea was once expressed better by a simple-hearted man who wasasked how he managed to live in such a state of constanttranquility even though surrounded by circumstances anything butpleasant. His answer was as profound as it was simple: "I havelearned," he said, "to cooperate with the inevitable."...Though we cannot control the universe, we can determine ourattitude toward it. We can accept God's will wherever it isexpressed and take toward it an attitude of worshipfulresignation. If my will is to do God's will, then there will be nocontroversy with anything that comes in the course of my dailywalk. Inclement weather, unpleasant neighbors, physical handicaps,adverse political conditions--all these will be accepted as God'swill for the time and surrendered to provisionally, subject tosuch alterations as God may see fit to make, either by His ownsovereign providence or in answer to believing prayer.Born After Midnight, pp. 64-65"How can I complain in the light of the worderful gift of YourSon, born to give life-and victory? Work Your will in my lifetoday as I celebrate the incarnation and all that it entails.Amen."
Blessed words, thanks to you for posting and brother Tozer FOR HIS RECORDED WALK w/ our LORD.So very true and great to be encouraged.Sweet Blessings from our greatest encourager precious Holy Spirit sent from heaven to us below.God's Lovesis, -k-