Smith: seeing God in everything
Feast of Justin, Martyr at Rome, c.165
Commemoration of Angela de Merici, Founder of the Institute of St. Ursula, 1540
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
—Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
Nothing else but this seeing God in everything will make us loving and patient with those who annoy and trouble us. They will be to us then only the instruments for accomplishing His tender and wise purposes towards us, and we shall even find ourselves at last inwardly thanking them for the blessings they bring us.
... Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911), Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, London: F. E. Longley, 1876, p. 93 (see the book)
See also Heb. 13:5-6; Gen. 15:1; Ps. 46:1-3; 54:4; 56:10-11; 121:2-8; 139:7-8; 118:7-9; Matt. 10:40-42; 18:3-5; 25:40; Mark 9:41; Rom. 8:31; 1 John 4:4
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, Your loving care grants confidence to Your people.
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