“Do You See God’s Hand in Your Afflictions?”

“It is our heart-quieting consideration in all the afflictions that befall us, that God has a special hand in them. Job said, ‘The Almighty hath afflicted me.’ Instruments can no more stir until God gives them a commission, than the ax can cut of itself without a hand. Job eyed God in his affliction; therefore, as Augustine observes, he does not say, ‘The Lord gave and the devil took away,’ but ‘The Lord hath taken away,” ~ Thomas Watson

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