Sept 21: Romans 5:3 Knowing that tribulation worketh patience. This is a promise in essence if not in form. We have need of patience, and here we see the way of getting it. It is only by enduring that we learn to endure, even as by swimming men learn to swim. You could not learn that art on dry land, nor learn patience without trouble. Is it not worth while to suffer tribulation for the sake of gaining that beautiful equanimity of mind which quietly acquiesces in all the will of God? Yet our text sets forth a singular fact, which is not according to nature but is supernatural. Tribulation in and of itself worketh petulance, unbelief, and rebellion. It is only by the sacred alchemy of grace that it is made to work in us patience. We do not thresh the wheat to lay the dust: yet the frail of tribulation does this upon God’s floor. We do not toss a man about in order to give him rest, and yet so the Lord deals with His children. Truly this is not the manner of man but greatly redounds to the glory of our all-wise God. Oh, for grace to let my trials bless me! Why should I wish to stay their gracious operation? Lord, I ask Thee to remove my affliction, but I beseech Thee ten times more to remove my impatience. Precious Lord Jesus, with Thy cross engrave the image of Thy patience on my heart.

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I Thank You Lord

I thank you, Lord For the trials that come my way In that way I can grow each day as I let you lead And thank you, Lord For the patience those trials bring In that process of growing I can learn to care. But it goes against the way I am To put my human nature down And let the spirit take control of all I do ‘Cause when those trials come My human nature shouts the thing to do And God’s soft prompting can be easily ignored. I thank you, Lord With each trial I feel inside That you’re there to help lead and guide me away from wrong ‘Cause you promise, Lord That with every testing that your way of escaping Is easier to bear(chorus) I thank you, Lord, For the victory that growing brings In surrender of everything life is so worthwhile And I thank you, Lord That when everything is put in place Out in front I can see Your face and it’s there you belong(chorus)

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