Fears of future trials

(“The Marvelous Riches of Savoring Christ,
The letters of Ruth Bryan
May 8, 1852)

“Give us today our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11

Whatever your heavenly Father calls you to, He willFears of future trials
support you under. But He will not give the manna
for tomorrow, or strengthen you for the next trial,
while you have it only in anticipation. “As your days,
so shall your strength be.” And herein I read my own
foolishness and often wears out present strength with
fears and forebodings of future trials; thus far
disregarding present mercies, and rebelling against
the Lord’s will, because unlawfully anticipating it.
Being naturally of an anxious mind, I must say that
thus foolish and ignorant have I often been, and
surprised when brought to discover how much I was
dragging into the present hour, what did not belong
to it.Have you ever been caught in this snare?
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will
bring its own worries.
Each day has enough trouble
of its own.” Matthew 6:34
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(James Meikle, “Converse with the Unseen World”)

“Our God is in heaven and does whatever He
pleases.” Psalm 115:3 (HCSB)

“But He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him?
He does what He desires.” Job 23:13 (HCSB)

While I might wish to change some things in my
situation in life, I reflect that the wisdom of that
gracious God who rules for me is so perfect, that
any other situation in life would not be good for
me. Now, though I cannot now understand how
such and such circumstances are for my good, yet
I know that His wisdom is a thousand times better
than mine. So I should be silent in whatever He
sees fit to send me. Moreover, I should adore His
sovereignty, and submit to His disposal in all
things–just because He disposes all things.

“For I know that the Lord is great; our Lord is greater
than all gods. The Lord does whatever He pleases in
heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths.”
Psalm 135:5-6 (HCSB)

“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom
and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable
His judgments and untraceable His ways!”
Romans 11:33 (HCSB)

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