July 6, Today’s thought – Tangles of Life

july 5 finished sans and sea 003Sand and Surf, a round afghan for a dear little boy, was finished last night.

Good Morning

2Chronicles 20:12-13
O our God, . . . for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us;
neither know we what to do:
but our eyes are upon thee.
And all Judah stood before the LORD,
with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

A Life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent to steady it when trembling and shaking as the oxen drew it along the rough way; but they touched God’s work presumptuously, and they fell paralyzed and lifeless.
Much of the life of faith consists in letting things alone.

If we wholly trust an interest to God, we must keep our hands off it; and He will guard it for us better than we can help Him.

“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” Psalm 37:7

Things may seem to be going all wrong, but He knows as well as we; and He will arise in the right moment if we are really trusting Him so fully as to let Him work in His own way and time. There is nothing so masterly as inactivity in some things, and there is nothing so hurtful as restless working, for God has undertaken to work His sovereign will. ~~A. B. Simpsom.

It is such a comfort to drop the tangles of life into God’s hands and leave them there.

Drop the tangles. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

(Bold emphasis added)