“God plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.” Ps.77:19
MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY-
“It is Well” by Bethel Music
“Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
It is well with my soul”
Sometimes life can really slap you right in the face. If I don’t watch out, my footing begins to slip. Between the Word of God, past experiences, worship and fellowship with my brothers and sister’s I always manage to “be all right”.
Spurgeon and the “good ole boys” talked a lot of about Providence or the Sovereignty of God. Us modern day thinkers would do well to pick up the old books and read.
Spurgeon brings comforting words to my soul when he says; “God has a plan when he begins, and he carries that plan out: he lays the foundation, and always finishes the topstone. With the divine Being the whole goes on, and what he has ordained shall be. God moves the wheel and the wheel goes on; and though a thousand armies stand to stop it, it goes on still. There is no half way between a mighty God that worketh all things by the sovereign counsel of his will and no God at all. A God that cannot do as he pleases – a God whose will is frustrated, is not a God, and cannot be a God.”
Most of us Americans have to push through pain and grief when it comes, even though the rest of the taste these emotions everyday. I am thankful the Word of God anchors me and I can go “beyond the veil”.
Spurgeon goes onto say; “Every thing in this world is working for some one great end. Fate does not say that. Fate simply says that the thing must be; Providence says, God moves the wheels along, and there they are. If any thing would go wrong, God puts it right; and if there is any thing that would move awry, he puts his hand and alters it. There is all the difference between fate and Providence that there is between a man with good eyes and a blind man. Fate is a blind thing; it is the avalanche crushing the village down below and destroying thousands. Providence is not an avalanche; it is a rolling river, rippling at the first like a rill down the sides of the mountain, followed by minor streams, till it rolls in the broad ocean of everlasting love, working for the good of the human race. The doctrine of Providence is not, that what is, must be; but that, what is, works together for the good of our race, and especially for the good of the chosen people of God. The wheels are full of eyes; not blind wheels.” AMEN!