God Will Provide
by Ellen G. White
Many who profess to be Christ's
followers have an anxious, troubled heart because they are afraid to trust
themselves with God. They do not make a complete surrender to Him, for they
shrink from the consequences that such a surrender may involve. Unless they do
make this surrender they cannot find peace.
There are many whose hearts are
aching under a load of care because they seek to reach the world's standard.
They have chosen its service, accepted its perplexities, adopted its customs.
Thus their character is marred and their life made a weariness. The continual
worry is wearing out the life forces. Our Lord desires them to lay aside this
yoke of bondage. He invites them to accept His yoke; He says, "My yoke is easy,
and My burden is light." Worry is blind and cannot discern the future; but
Jesus sees the end from the beginning. In every difficulty He has His way
prepared to bring relief. "No good thing will He withhold from them that walk
uprightly." Matthew 11:30; Psalm 84:11.
Our heavenly Father has a thousand
ways to provide for us of which we know nothing. Those who accept the one
principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish
and a plain path before their feet.
The faithful discharge of today's
duties is the best preparation for tomorrow's trials. Do not gather together
all tomorrow's liabilities and cares and add them to the burden of today.
"Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matthew 6:34.
Let us be hopeful and courageous.
Despondency in God's service is sinful and unreasonable. He knows our every
necessity. To the omnipotence of the King of kings our covenant-keeping God
unites the gentleness and care of the tender shepherd. His power is absolute,
and it is the pledge of the sure fulfillment of His promises to all who trust
in Him. He has means for the removal of every difficulty, that those who serve
Him and respect the means He employs may be sustained. His love is as far above
all other love as the heavens are above the earth. He watches over His children
with a love that is measureless and everlasting.
In the darkest days, when appearances
seem most forbidding, have faith in God. He is working out His will, doing all
things well in behalf of His people. The strength of those who love and serve
Him will be renewed day by day.
He is able and willing to bestow upon
His servants all the help they need. He will give them the wisdom which their
varied necessities demand.
Said the tried apostle Paul: "He said
unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in
weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the
power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in
reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake:
for when I am weak, then am I strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10.
Published in The Ministry of
Healing, pp. 480-482.
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