” ‘And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness’ (2 Cor. 12:9). God’s answer is not always along the line that we think; how good for us that it is not. How little we are able to perceive what would be for our good. ‘We know not what we should pray for as we ought’ (Rom. 8:26). Often we ask for temporal things, and God gives us eternal; we ask for deliverance, and He grants us patience. He does not answer according to our will but according to our welfare and profit. Hence we must not be disheartened if our requests are not literally answered. Sometimes God answers by reconciling our minds to humiliating trials. ‘My grace is sufficient for thee.’ Sufficient to support under the severest and most protracted affliction, to enable the soul to lie submissively as clay in the hands of the Potter, to trust His wisdom and love, to be assured that He knows what is best for us.” –A.W. Pink “Gleanings From Paul” p. 77
Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
NoteUnder Archived Posts, note that posts from October 2009 through September 2010 were written by Michael Stohlmeyer
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