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Sufferings

To Earlston, Younger

“I remain still a prisoner of hope, and do think it service to the Lord to wait on still with submission, till the Lord’s morning sky break, and his summer day dawn. For I am persuaded, it is a piece of the chief errand of our life, that God sent us for some years down to this earth, among devils and men, the fire-brands of the devil, and temptations, that we might suffer for a time here amongst our enemies…but seeing a piece of suffering is carved to every one of us, less or more, as Infinite Wisdom hath thought good, our part is to harden and habituate our soft and thin-skinned nature to endure fire and water, devils, lions, men, losses, wo (sorrowful) hearts as those that are looked upon by God, angels, men and devils.”

S.R.
Letters of Samuel Rutherford (1637)


Letters of Samuel Rutherford

To Lady Kenmure

“If my Lord would be pleased, I would desire some were dealt with for my return to Anwoth (the place where he was pastoring but he is now in prison); but if that never be, thank God, Anwoth is not heaven, preaching is not Christ; I hope to wait on.”

S.R. Aberdeen 1637


By Faith…

“Madam, when you are come to the other side of the water, and have set down your foot on the shore of glorious eternity, and look back again to the waters, and to your wearisome journey, and shall see in that clear glass of endless glory nearer to the bottom of God’s wisdom, you shall then be forced to say, ‘If God had done otherwise with me, then he hath done, I had never come to the enjoying this crown and glory’.”

Samuel Rutherford, “Letters of Samuel Rutherford”


Helpful Resource

Here is the link to watch the video:

https://vimeo.com/391061640

The J-Curve will help you process the suffering of life and see it’s purposes. Click the link to watch.


Morning Meditation

Exodus 3:12

[12] He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

The sign that God has sent Moses will not be revealed until after the people of Israel have been brought out of Egypt. Trust and obey. Trust Me first, then I will affirm with a sign.

The battle to trust and not fear is a common battle to all. I believe God is trustworthy even when I don’t know how it’s going to work out and why He would send such weak people to do such difficult tasks. Oh wait…because it’s for His glory and not man’s.

I often send these out via text message to some of my brothers and sisters in Christ. Below is a response from one of them.

“It’s a strange form of trust. What if you were climbing a mountain and I passed you down a rope and told you to trust your weight to it, but was also clear that by that I did not mean that the rope would certainly not break (it might) but only that even if it did break, as you fell to the depths, you would have the sudden feeling that this was alright, and perhaps better than making it to the top anyhow? God promises that if we trust him all will go well, but by that he does not mean that it will go as we wish. He means it will go as he wishes and that we will come to believe that to be best for us, however it may differ with our own wishes. We know the Israelites wished to stay in Egypt. They said so. But God gave them what they did not want because they trusted him.”


Sermon Manuscript for Lord’s Day 1/23/2022

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