Read: Genesis 42:35-38
GOD’S MYSTERIOUS WAYS
“. . . All these things are against me.” (Genesis 42:36)
These words were spoken by Jacob during a time of despair when everything seemed to be against him. And there are times in all our lives when everything appears to be against us, yet God is working out His plan through it all. Many a fine Christian has come through fires of affliction into a deeper experience of God.
It was only when Beethoven began to lose his hearing that he wrote some of his finest music. William Cowper, the hymn-writer, suffered from spells of terrible depression, yet wrote some of the loveliest hymns we have today. Milton wrote his best books when he was blind.
In what ways are you afflicted, beloved? All hope is not lost, take it to the Lord in prayer afresh, and ask Him to use your present trial to lift you above worry and care, into an experience that could bring blessing to hundreds of people around you.
Though many a fiery, flaming dart,
The tempter levels at my heart;
With this I all his rage repel:
My Jesus has done all things well.
Yours in the Lord’s Vineyard. (Dojeh, J. E.).