will Guide His People
thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt
not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isa. 43:2.
God has a church upon the earth, who are His chosen people, who keep His commandments.
He is leading, not stray offshoots, not one here and one there, but a people.
no need to doubt, to be fearful that the work will not succeed. God is at
the head of the work, and He will set everything in order. If matters need
adjusting at the head of the work, God will attend to that, and work to right
every wrong. Let us have faith that God is going to carry the noble ship which
bears the people of God safely into port.
voyaged from Portland, Maine, to Boston, many years ago, a storm came upon
us, and the great waves dashed us to and fro. The chandeliers fell, and the
trunks were rolled from side to side, like balls. The passengers were frightened,
and many were screaming, waiting in expectation of death.
while the pilot came on board. The captain stood near the pilot as he took
the wheel, and expressed fear about the course in which the ship was directed.
"Will you take the wheel?" asked the pilot. The captain was not
ready to do that, for he knew that he lacked experience. Then some of the
passengers grew uneasy, and said they feared the pilot would dash them upon
the rocks. "Will you take the wheel?" asked the pilot; but they
knew that they could not manage the wheel.
think that the work is in danger, pray, "Lord, stand at the wheel. Carry
us through the perplexity. Bring us safely into port." Have we not reason
to believe that the Lord will bring us through triumphantly? . . . You cannot
with your finite minds understand the working of all the providences of God.
Let God take care of His own work.
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