"Have we, at any time in our own experience, failed of any thing all our life long hitherto? have we wanted any thing? Our want arises because we will not admit, we will not receive, or we long after other things, which God is not pleased we should have.
There is in God an all-sufficiency of grace and mercy to pardon us; there is an all-sufficiency of spiritual strength to support us and carry us through all our difficulties; there is an all-sufficiency of goodness and beauty to satisfy us; and there is an all-sufficiency of power and glory to reward us."
~John Owenfrom a sermon entitled The Everlasting Covenant, The Believer’s Support Under Distress, volume 9 of Works
Yes, how much of our struggles and heartaches and trials arise from the truth that we don't believe He is sufficient? It's been my prayer of late, especially, that He truly would be all my heart desires. The answer often works itself out in painful ways, as He weans me from other things my heart is set on. Good words, Jessica. Thank you.ReplyDelete