Great faith is not believing that God will heal, or restore; Great faith is believing that God is God.
No frost can freeze providence.
Was God absentmindedly doodling in creation – the way we do, sketching out houses and stick people to amuse ourselves when we are bored? No, the universe shows every sign of having been created on purpose. Did God tell himself he had to create or else he couldn’t be God? No, God was free either to create or not to create. He is sovereign. It was up to him whether to make a universe.
Nothing catches God by surprise and no circumstance is beyond his power to redeem.
Joy is that deep settled confidence that God is in control of every area of my life.
God is a specialist; He is well able to work our failures into His plans…Often the doorway to success is through the hallway of failure.
Because God is my sovereign Lord, I was not worried. He manages perfectly, day and night, year in and year out, the movements of the stars, the wheeling of the planets, the staggering coordination of events that goes on the molecular level in order to hold things together. There is no doubt that he can manage the timing of my days and weeks.
Any alleged Christianity which fails to express itself in cheerfulness, at some point, is clearly spurious. The Christian is cheerful, not because he is blind to injustice and suffering, but because he is convinced that these, in the light of the divine sovereignty, are never ultimate.
Nothing you have ever done has shocked God…for He knew what He was getting when He called you.
He has right to interrupt your life. He is Lord. When you accepted Him as Lord, you gave Him, the right to help Himself to your life anytime He wants.