All Afflictions From the Hand of God

“All afflictions, let them be from what immediate causes soever, are from the hand of God.  Whether they come from man, as loss of goods or other calamities; whether they be sicknesses, griefs, &c.; they are all dispensed by the order of God for one and the same design, viz., our instruction.  Human reason doth not believe this.  Some think they come by chance, or look only to second causes, and regard them not as wholesome instructions from God, and the orders of his providence.  … Especially since an infinite wisdom is joined with the sovereign authority of God, and when we are not able to understand the reason of his conduct, we ought to acquiesce in his will and in his wisdom, and stop the motion of any passion, by a humiliation under his hand.”  –“Volume 5 — Stephen Charnock — Truth and Life” (Banner of Truth) p. 179  

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About Maureen Stohlmeyer

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.
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