Posts Tagged ‘God’s providence’

He Knows

November 20, 2010

“It was all a part of His time of seasoning for me. I took my apprenticeship in living when I was thrown into that dungeon. The first day of the iron chains, and in the darkness of that place, I asked myself, “Has this happened to me without God’s knowledge or consent?’ And my heart resounded with, ‘No! He knows and consented.’ So, I reasoned, He must have a plan! But at that time I never had a dream, a sign; nor did I have any solid proof He was working…only a quiet confidence that He was!”

– Joyce Landorf Heatherley, Joseph, 1979

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These Pains and Troubles

June 23, 2009

“These pains and troubles here are like the type that printers set.  When we look at them, we see them backwards, and they seem to have no meaning.  But up there, when the Lord God prints out our life to come, we will find they make splendid reading.”

– Martin Luther (1483-1546)