God's tools and instruments!

(J.C. Ryle)

"If the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us?" Judges 6:13

Let all true Christians lay these things to heart, and take courage. We live in a world where all things are ordered by a hand of perfect wisdom; and where in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him.

The powers of this world are only tools in the hand of God — He is always using them for His own purposes, however little they may be aware of it. They are the instruments by which He is forever cutting and polishing the living stones of His spiritual temple — and all their schemes and plans will only turn to His praise.

Let us be patient in days of trouble and darkness, and look forward. The very things which now seem against us — are all working together for our good and God's glory!

"God is to be trusted when His providences seem to run contrary to His promises." (Thomas Watson)

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose!" Romans 8:28