Posted by jerrywhite on Sep 1, 2008
“There is nothing — no circumstance, no trouble, no testing — that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment.
But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no trial will ever disarm me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is.”
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:2-3 (ESV)
Is there any safer place to be than hidden with Christ in God? Even the Psalmist, who knew nothing about being hidden with Christ in God, could confess with utmost confidence, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1 (ESV). Fretfulness, worry, and anxiety on our part say to the Lord, “I don’t believe you are caring for me. I have no confidence that you are watching over me.” If the Lord Jesus gave all He could give for us, will He not faithfully watch over His little children whom He bought with His own life’s blood? He desires that we be at rest in the very safe place of being hidden with Him in God. In this blessed hidden place His love, joy, and peace rules.