Confidence and rest

" I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it." (Psalm 39:9).

“What pleases Thee, Lord, pleases me” is a grand motto for rest and peace and quiet, and for the stop­ping of all repining about what we have not got. You would not be easily startled by events if you saw all that you have in Christ to enable you to meet everything calmly.

I judge that it is a blessed thing to own God in everything and be still. “I was dumb; Thou didst it,” said David. There is rest in this — giving to God His own place. If we knew the heart of God we would never question any of His deal­ings with us, nor should we ever desire His hand lifted off us till we had learnt all He would teach us.


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