Friday, January 02, 2009

Unknown but Known

He Knoweth the way I take Job 23:10

Untried, untrodden and unknown as your future path may be, each step is mapped, arranged, and provided for in the everlasting and unchangeable covenant of God. To Him who leads us, who accepts us in the Son of His love, who knows the end from the beginning, it is no new, or uncertain, or hidden way. We thank Him that while He wisely and kindly veils all the future from our knowledge, all that future-its minutest event -is as transparent and visible to Him as the past. Our Shepherd knows the windings along which He skillfully, gently and safely leads His flock. He has traveled that way Himself, and has left the traces of HIs presence on the road.

Then, too, the infinite forethought, wisdom and goodness, which have marked each line of our new path, have also provided for its every necessity. Each exigency in the history of the new year has been anticipated. Each need will bring its appropriate and adequate supply, each perplexity will have its guidance, each sorrow its comfort, each temptation its shield, each cloud its light. The promise will be fulfilled to the letter, "As thy days, so shall they strength be" (Deut. 33:25) Winslow, Morning Thoughts, 1/2


Deborah said...

Thanks Tara, for sharing this. What an encouragement to me as I think about the coming year...I need to remember Who I am following, I need not fear.

Praying for you and Chris as you embark on this new path.

I see from Chris' blog that's he's already influencing the new church team towards the Bears...not to worry, God will make all things clear : ).

Stephenia said...

Thanks for sharing this. It really encouraged me and is just what the Lord knew I needed to hear!

Tara said...

I know Deb- it's one thing when I have to listen to the bear talk all season long... poor people :)