God's Ways Behind the Scenes
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind
is stayed on Thee, because He trusteth in Thee" (Is. 26:3).
"Godís ways are behind the scenes: but He moves all
the scenes which He is behind. We have to learn this, and let Him
work, and not think much of manís busy movements--they will accomplish
Godís. The rest of them all perish and disappear--we have only peacefully
to do His will." -- J.N.D.
"I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for Thou,
Lord, only makest me dwell in safety" (Ps. 4:8).
"The sovereignty of the Father is what alone gives
rest to the Christian heart in view of a world full of evil, which
is gone astray from Him. To know that after all, in spite of the rebellion
of the creature, things are as absolutely in His hand as ever they
were--this brings, and alone brings, full relief. Still He rules over
all, and where evil cannot be turned to good, limits and forbids it:
He maketh the wrath of man and Satan to praise Him, and the remainder
of wrath (what would go beyond this) he restrains" (Ps. 76:10). --