Thursday, August 30, 2012

isaiah 48:17

thus says the lord,
your redeemer, 
the holy one of israel:
“i am the lord your god,
who teaches you to profit,
who leads you 
in the way you should go."
{ISAIAH 48:17}

He has not made us for nought; He has brought us thus far, in order to bring us further, in order to bring us on to the end. He will never leave us nor forsake us; so that we may boldly say, "The Lord is my Helper; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me." We" may cast all our care upon Him who careth for us." What is it to us how our future path lies, if it be but His path? What is it to us whither it leads us, so that in the end it leads to Him? What is it to us what He puts upon us, so that He enables us to undergo it with a pure conscience, a true heart, not desiring anything of this world in comparison of Him? What is it to us what terror befalls us, if He be but a hand to protect and strengthen us?

{JOHN HENRY NEWMAN}

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