Nothing that is not part of God’s will is allowed to come into
the life of someone who trusts and obeys Him. This truth
should be enough to make our life one of ceaseless thanksgiving
and joy, because God’s will is the most hopeful, pleasant, and
glorious thing in the world. It is the continuous working of
His omnipotent power for our benefit, with nothing to prevent
it, if we remain surrendered and believing.
Someone who was passing through the deep water of affliction
wrote a friend: Isn’t it glorious to know that no matter how unjust something
may be, even when it seems to have come from Satan
himself, by the time it reaches us it is God’s will for us and will
ultimately work to our good?
“And we know that in all things God works for the good
of those who love him” (Rom. 8:28). Think of what Christ
said even as He was betrayed: “Shall I not drink the cup the Father
has given me?” (John 18:11).
We live fascinating lives if we are living in the center of God’s
will. All the attacks that Satan hurls at us through the sins of
others are not only powerless to harm us but are transformed
into blessings along the way. Hannah Whitall Smith