This thing is from me

“This thing is from me”

1 Kings 12:24

“Life’s disappointments are
veiled love’s appointments.”

I have a message for you today; let me whisper
it in your ear,

Let it gild with glory any storm clouds which may arise,

Let it smooth the rough places on
which you may have to tread.

It is short, only five words, but let them sink
into your inmost soul;

use them as a pillow upon which to rest your
weary head.

This thing is from Me.

Have you ever thought of it, that all that
concerns you concerns Me too?

For, “he that touches you,
touches the apple of mine eye”

Zech. 2:8

You are very precious in My sight.

Isa. 43:4

Therefore, it is My special delight to educate you.

I would have you learn when trials assail you,

When the “enemy comes in like a flood,”

that this thing is from Me,

Our weakness needs His might,

Our safety lies in letting God fight for us.

Are us in difficult circumstances,
surrounded by people who do not understand us,
who never consult our taste,
who put us under condemnation

This thing is from Me.

I am the God of circumstances.

We didn’t come to this place by accident,
it is the very place God meant for us.

Have we not asked to be made humble?

See then, we’ve been placed in the
very school where this lesson is taught;

Our surroundings & companions are only
working out God’s will.

Are we in money difficulties?

Is it hard to make both ends meet?

This thing is from Me,

for I am your purse-bearer
I want you to draw from & depend on Me.

My supplies are limitless

Phil.4:19

I would have you prove my promises.

Let it not be said of you,

In this thing we did not believe
the Lord our God

Deut. 1:32

Are you passing through a night of sorrow?

This thing is from Me.

I am the Man of Sorrows
I
Am acquainted with grief.

I have let earthly comforters fail you,
that by turning to Me you may have
everlasting consolation

2 Thess. 2:16, 17

Have you longed to do some great work for Me?

But instead have been laid aside
on a bed of pain and weakness?

This thing is from Me.

I could not get your attention in
your busy days & I want to teach
you some of my deepest lessons.

They also serve who only stand and wait.

Some of My greatest workers are those
shut out from active service, that they
may learn to wield the weapon of all–prayer.

This day I place in your hand this pot of holy oil.

Make use of it free,

Let every circumstance that arises,
every word that pains you,

every interruption that would make
you impatient,

every revelation of your weakness
be anointed with my oil.

The sting will go as you learn to see Me in all things.

“‘This is from Me,’ the Saviour said,

As bending low He kissed my brow,

‘For One who loves you thus has led.

Just rest in Me, be patient now,

Your Father knows you have need of this,

Tho’, why perchance you cannot see.

Grieve not for things you’ve seemed to miss.

The thing I send is best for thee.’

“Then, looking through my tears, I plead,

‘Dear Lord, forgive, I did not know,

‘Twill not be hard since Thou dost tread,

Each path before me here below.

And for my good this thing must be,

His grace sufficient for each test.

So still I’ll sing, “Whatever be

God’s way for me is always best.”‘”

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