"There is nothing -- no circumstance, no trouble, no testing -- that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God, for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no trial will ever disarm me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is. That is the rest of victory!" ~Alan Redpath, "Victorious Christian Living"
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Can't remember where I first read this, but I ran across it today again and thought I'd post it. It's challenging, to say the least, but encouraging as well.