[January 11]
Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psalm 73:24
THE humble and believing children of God will realize that while they may not be able at all times to understand the Lord's ways in all his dealings, they can know of his wisdom, love, and care, and they can therefore trust him where they cannot trace him. We should not expect to be able always to comprehend the divine wisdom, which is so much beyond our own; yet we can often see it afterward. Sometimes his discipline may be severe, and by no means easy to bear, yet "afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness." After the bitter comes the sweet; so let us take the bitter patiently, and rejoice in hope of the sure fulfilment of all the exceeding great and precious promises to be realized in due time by those who patiently continue in welldoing—in submitting without reserve to the providence of God, to the guidance with his counsel. Z'93-232 R1562:2(Hymn 242)