Monday, August 25, 2008

The Greater Good...

"Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering.
The love of God did not protect His own Son. He will not necessarily protect us--not from anything it takes to make us like His Son. A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire will have to go into the process."
~Elisabeth Elliot~

God only allows those trials and sufferings that will work for the greater good in our lives. The greater good would be to make us more like Jesus and bring glory to Him. If we want the greater good in our lives, then the heart attitude must be, not my will, but Thine. As soon as the heart has that attitude of surrender, the work has begun.

"It was good for me that I was afflicted,
that I may learn thy statutes."
Psalm 119:71

1 comment:

Maxine said...

I was drawn to the lovely picture in this post. But the words are precious to.I love this quote by Elisabeth Elliot as well as the Psalm 119 verse. Yes, suffering is a necessary part of life.