Wed, April 12, 2017
God Moves in Mysterious Ways
To the child of God, there is no such thing as accident. He travels an appointed way. The path he treads was chosen for him when as yet he was not, when as yet he had existence only in the mind of God.
Accidents may indeed appear to befall him and misfortune stalk his way; but these evils will be so in appearance only and will seem evils only because we cannot read the secret script of God's hidden providence and so cannot discover the ends at which He aims.
When true faith enters, chance and mischance go out for good. They have no jurisdiction over them that are born of the Spirit, for such as these are sons of the new creation and special charges of the Most High God.
While sojourning here below, these children of the eternal covenant may pay token tribute to nature; sickness, old age and death may levy upon them, and to the undiscerning eye, they may seem to be as other men. Here, as in all its other judgments upon Christianity, the world is completely fooled by appearances, for it cannot see that these believing ones are hid with Christ in God.
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.
Wrote William Cowper: ''Ye fearful saints fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread are big with mercy, and shall break in blessings on your head. . . . Blind unbelief is sure to err, and scan His work in vain: God is His own interpreter, and He will make it plain.'' God does move in mysterious ways!
Mysterious are Your ways, O Lord, but You are God and in You I may rest.