While at a men’s retreat in October ‘89 I jotted down these disparate thoughts:
Never think of the church of God as if she were in danger.… If it were in danger, you could not deliver it. If Christ cannot take care of his Church without you, you cannot do it. Be still and know that he is God. – Charles Spurgeon
Faith requires us to relinquish control. That’s why so many of us find it hard to exercise faith – Paul Borthwick.
If you forget all else, three attributes of God make Him trustworthy when life gets tough: sovereignty, love, and wisdom. Jerry Bridges
Twenty-one years later they still make sense.