The great evangelical preacher Octavius Winslow (1808-1878) shared this insightful wisdom:
Let the precious truth divest your mind of all needless, anxious care for the present or the future. Exercising simple faith in God, “do not be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6). Learn to be content with your present lot, with God’s dealings with, and His disposal of, you. You are just where His providence has, in its inscrutable but all-wise and righteous decision, placed you. It may be a position painful, irksome, trying, but it is right…Only aim to glorify Him in it.
Wherever you are placed, God has a work for you to do, a purpose through you to be accomplished, in which He blends your happiness with His glory…
Live a life of daily dependence upon God. It saves from many a desponding feeling, from many a corroding care, from many an anxious thought, from many a sleepless night.
Father, you are the God of peace—
By Roy Lessin
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