I can hardly recollect a single plan of mine, of which I have not since seen reason to be satisfied,
That had it taken place in season and circumstance just as I proposed,
It would, humanly speaking, have proved my ruin;
Or at least it would have deprived me of the greater good the Lord had designed for me.
We judge of things by their present appearances, but the Lord sees them in their consequences.
If we could do so likewise we should be perfectly of His mind;
But as we cannot, it is an unspeakable mercy that He will manage for us,
Whether we are pleased with His management or not;
And it is spoken of as one of His heaviest judgments,
When He gives any person or people up to the way of their own hearts,
and to walk after their own counsels.
Reminds me that to everything there is a season. I had to read this one a few times for the wisdom of it to really sink in, but it is such a good one it is worth the extra reads.
Submitted by Carol Pigg