Andrew Murray wrote a book titled Abiding in Christ, originally published in 1895 but still relevant today. The posts in this series are a combination of his thoughts and mine.
“Sometimes there are hours and days of great continuity and even a profound experience of the peace of God. But how little is needed to mar (our) peace. To bring a cloud over the soul! And then, how the faith is shaken!”
Oh how I know this is true. I let too many things of this world mar the peace I have in Christ.
“…faith is putting ourselves quietly into God’s hands for Him to do the work.”
How much easier it is to rest than to fret. So why do I spend so much time fretting? I don’t particularly like the expression ‘let go and let God’, but I do think I need to let go and rest in His arms.
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. – I Peter 5:10
First post in this series: When You Do Not Yet See the Way
Have you ever noticed Isaiah 25:7? I think this was one of the things on Paul’s mind when writing 2 Corinthians 3:12-16. The ‘cloud’ or veil that covers the heart/soul is only taken away by supernatural power, and not our own strength. It is in beholding the glory of God that these things are shed off.
Grace and peace in Christ
Thank you, Tommy, for your insight.