By Love Transformed, by R.T. Kendall

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The Providence of God

What is impossible with men is possible with God. —Luke 18:27

Providence means that God overrules. He sets aside something to take over. He works through evil and through our weaknesses. Do you know why He does it? It is so He receives all the glory and honor.

Are you presently in a situation where there seems to be no way out? God says, "Give that one to Me." Are you trying to make it easy for God? He says, "No, I want a difficult case. I want something that humans cannot possibly do. Leave it to Me! I'll do it!" Will you let God do it, or do you have to pull a string here and there and say, "Remember me? My name is ... "

Humanly speaking, there was no way your situation could turn out for good, but God loves to work when everything looks absolutely bleak. God's providence sorts out the sore spots in our lives.

Do you have a sore spot? Of course you have. Could it be your pride that's getting you into trouble all the time? Are you hypersensitive? Is it your jealousy? Is it your negative spirit? Is it that you love gossip? Could it be sexual lust or some addiction? Have you stepped on people to get where you are? Do you have an inability to handle money? God has to deal with you. Do you want to be exalted? That's all right. There's nothing wrong with that. God wants to exalt you—in His due time—but the sore spot will have to be dealt with first.

Excerpted from All's Well That Ends Well (Authentic Media, 2005).

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