Last night I tried to find comfort in the passage from Romans 8:26-28, especially verse 28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” It is so comforting to know that God knows exactly what I feel, even more than I can comprehend for my own thoughts, and that He loves me so much that He looks out for me, even down to the smallest detail!
This is today’s excerpt from my devotional in “Springs in the Valley”, by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman. God really spoke to me in this, considering some of the recent things that have been troubling my heart, and it encouraged me to not dwell so much on the difficult times. God is in control and knows how things will turn out, and if I just give my concerns over to Him, things will work out for the best, according to His will.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:17)
Nothing is more beautiful than our Lord’s foresight!
There never was anyone so faithful or considerate or farseeing as Jesus. He had great commendation to give a woman, because she came “beforehand” with her ministry. It was His own manner to anticipate events. He was always thinking ahead of the disciples. When He sent His disciples to prepare the passover, there was found an upper room furnished and prepared. He had thought it all out. His plans were not made only for that day. He was always in advance of time. When the disciples came back from fishing, Jesus was on the seashore with a fire of coals and fish laid thereon. He thinks of the morning duties before you are astir; He is there before you. He is waiting long before you are awake. His anticipations are all along the way of life before you.
After the Resurrection, the disciples were bewildered, and the way looked black. But the angel said, “Behold, He goeth before you into Galilee.” He is always ahead, thinking ahead, preparing ahead. Take this text with you into the future, take it into today’s experience: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. . . . I go to prepare a place for you.” He is out in the world doing it. He will be there before you. He will bring you to your appointed place, and you will find your appointed resources. You will discover His insight, His oversight, and His foresight. You may not always see Him, but you can walk by faith in the dark if you know that He sees you, and you can sing as you journey, even through the night. ~ John Macbeath
We mean a lot to Someone;
And ’tis everything to me
That to God His wayward children
Were worth a Calvary.
It’s the meaning of my Sunday,
And to Saturday from Monday
It is my hope that one day
My Savior I shall see.
Though the day be dark and dreary,
Here’s comfort for the weary—
We mean a lot to Someone
Who died for you and me.
~ Value and Other Poems