“but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”Matthew 10:33
My times are in Thy hand.”Psalm 31:15
Afflictions are governed by God, both as to . . . their time, their number, their nature, their measure. Our times, therefore, and our condition in these times, are in the hand of God. God is in ALL providences, be they . . . ever so bitter, ever so afflicting, ever so smarting, ever so destructive to our earthly comforts.
Every bitter cup is of HIS preparing!
It is Jesus, your best friend who most dearly loves you, who appoints all providences, orders them all, overrules, moderates, and sanctifies them all – and will sweeten them all – and in His due time will make them profitable unto you, that you shall one day have cause to praise and bless His name for them all.
“For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.”Heb. 12:6
~ John Bunyan 1628-1688
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”Isaiah 40:28-31
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,
Romans 3:22-25 NLT