Thursday, July 11, 2013

Giving Us What is Necessary

"We can be sure that the development of Christlike character will not occur in our lives without adversity...[God] will not remove the adversity until we have profited from it and developed in whatever way He intended in bringing or allowing it into our lives...God does not delight in sufferings. He brings only that which is necessary, but He does not shrink from that which will help us grow."
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8