THE WAYS OF THE LORD ARE PERFECT. In our present state of imperfection, we are often at a loss to explain many things in our feelings, in our circumstances, and in the Lord's dealings with us; but what we know not now, we shall know hereafter, when the Comforter, the Spirit of knowledge and wisdom is come. This is our Saviour's promise; let us take the comfort of it, and expect its fulfilment to our perfect satisfaction by and by. We shall know some things before the coming of our Lord, and we shall know all things after. Every difficulty will then be cleared up, and all the hidden ways of God and His divine providence will be clearly revealed. Let us therefore be patient and wait for the Lord's time; the coming of our Lord draws nigh. Let us silently submit to the Father's will, for we shall see that it was wise and best. Let us acknowledge God's sovereignty to conceal the method of His working, until He has fully accomplished His designs. Let us praise Him for all that is past, and trust Him for all that is to come. "Now we see through a glass darkly, but we shall soon see Him face to face; now we know but in part, then shall we know even as also we are known." May the Lord direct our hearts into His knowledge, and into patient waiting for Christ.
Jesus, we love Thy sovereign hand,
Thy faithful care we own;
Wisdom and love are all Thy ways,
When most to us unknown;
To Thee we cheerfully resign
For Thou art ours, and we are Thine.