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When I Am Tried and Tested
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
Posted by: Chita Baptist Church | more..
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Dear friend,

I hope that you have found your trials so sweetened and so sanctified by God's blessing, that you have been enabled to rejoice in them!

Whatever may be the immediate causes of your troubles, they are all under the direction of His gracious hand and each, in their place, cooperating to a gracious end. Your afflictions all come from God's heart, who loves you better than you love yourself! They are all tokens of His love and favor, and are necessary means of promoting your growth in faith and grace.

You are in the hands of Him who does all things well, and conducts His most afflicting dispensations to those who fear Him with wisdom and mercy!

The Lord knows what is best for you! When there is a special need for your being in the furnace, He knows how to support you; and He knows at what time and in what way deliverance will best work for His glory and your good. These are the two great ends which He has in view, and which are inseparably connected together.

He knows our frame and of what we are made. His mercy exceeds that of the most tender parent. And though He causes grief, He will have compassion. Your afflictions which at present are not joyous but grievous shall, when you have been duly exercised by them, yield the peaceable fruits of righteousness. I trust the Lord gives you a measure of patience and submission to His holy will. If so, everything shall be well and when He has fully tried you, you shall come forth as gold!

The thoughts of what we deserved at His hands and what Jesus suffered for our sakes, when applied by his Holy Spirit, have a sovereign efficacy to compose our minds and enable us to say, "Not my will, but may Yours be done!" How unspeakably better is it to be chastened by the Lord now than to be left to ourselves for a season, and at last condemned with the world.

The path of affliction is sanctified by the promises of God and by the consideration of our Lord Jesus, who walked in it Himself, that we might not think it too much to tread in His steps. Yes, it has been a beaten path in all ages; for the innumerable multitudes of the redeemed who are now before the eternal throne have entered the kingdom by no other way. Let us not then be weary and faint, but cheerfully consent to be the followers of those who, through faith and patience, are now inheriting the promises!

If after much tribulation, we stand accepted before the Lord in His glory, we shall not then think much of the difficulties we met with in our pathway to glory. Then sorrow and sighing shall cease forever and songs of triumph and everlasting joy shall take their place! Oh, happy transporting moment, when the Lord God Himself shall wipe every tear from our eyes!

Until then, may the prospect of this glory which shall be revealed cheer and comfort our hearts! Hitherto the Lord has helped us. He has delivered us in six troubles and we may trust Him in the seventh. Whatever storms may arise, we have an infallible and almighty Pilot, who will be a Sun and a Shield to those who love Him!

As long as we live, new trials will be needful. It is not that the Lord delights in grieving us and putting us to pain; on the contrary, He rejoices in the prosperity of His servants. No, it is not for His pleasure, but for our profit, that we may be made partakers of His holiness!

Perhaps you may have observed a bird, in a hedge, or upon the boughs of a tree; if you disturb it, it will move a little higher and thus you may make it change its place three or four times. But if it finds, after a few trials, that you continue to follow it, it takes wing at last and flies away!

Thus it is with us! When the Lord drives us from one creature-rest, we immediately perch upon another! But He will not allow us to stay long upon any. At length, like the bird, we are sensible that we can have no safety or stable peace below! Then our hearts take flight and soar heavenwards, and we are taught by His grace to place our treasure and affections out of the reach of earthly vanities. So far as this end is accomplished, we have reason to be thankful and say,
happy rod--that brought me nearer to my God!

-- John Newton
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