Daily Encouragement: Day 275

Adapted from: Handbook to Spiritual Growth


Our responses to the trials we encounter expose our level of trust in the sovereignty and goodness of the Lord. At a special exhibition of Rembrandt paintings, a custodian overheard some of the museum patrons making critical remarks about the work of the great artist. He quietly remarked, “It is not the artist, but the viewers who are on trial.”

I confess that when I move through times of conflict and adversity, it is all too easy for me to develop a wrong attitude toward God, and it is not so easy to thank Him for what He can accomplish through the problem. But I can also acknowledge with thanksgiving that whenever I stopped rebelling against Him and started trusting in His sovereignty, love, goodness, and wisdom, He never let me down. If you think back, I think you will be able to say the same.

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