God’s children run home when the storm comes

God’s children run home
when the storm comes on.

(by Spurgeon)

“O that I knew where I might find him!”
Job 23:3 

In Job’s uttermost extremity he cried after
the Lord. The longing desire of an afflicted
child of God is once more to see his Father’s
face….the first and uppermost cry is, “O that I
knew where I might find HIM, who is my God!
that I might come even to his seat!” 

God’s children run home
when the storm comes on. 

It is the heaven born instinct of a gracious
soul to seek shelter from all ills beneath the
wings of Jehovah. “He that has made his refuge
God,” might serve as the title of a true believer. 

Job’s desire to commune with God was
intensified by the failure of all other sources
of consolation. The patriarch turned away
from his sorry friends, and looked up to
the celestial throne.  He bids farewell toearth born hopes, and cries,”O that I knewwhere I might find my God!” 

Nothing teaches us so much the
preciousness of the Creator, as when
we learn the emptiness of all besides. 
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​W​e rejoice in him whose faithful
word is sweeter than honey or the honeycomb. 

In every trouble we should first seek to
realize God’s presence with us. Only let us
enjoy his smile, and we can bear our daily
cross with a willing heart for his dear sake.
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