Robert S. Candlish on the difficulty of submitting to hard providences

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O, it is hard often for flesh and blood to believe in regard to any crushing load of woe, that it is God who directly and immediately ordains it. It is far harder to believe, that in ordaining it, he does not do wrong. Simply, to be still, and know that it is God, is no easy exercise of resignation. To be sure that He doeth right, that He doeth well, is even more difficult still. …

Ah, but remember that He may have many purposes in view with which you may be unacquainted, which indeed you could not as yet comprehend. … He might have ordered this matter otherwise, you say, and you almost think that he ought to have ordered it otherwise. But may you not believe that had it been right and good, he would have done so, and that if he has not, it must be for the best of reasons? What these may be you cannot tell. …

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