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    By Oswald Chambers

Author of:“My Utmost for His Highest”

Devotion For April 4th

“Behold, the hour comes … that you shall be scattered.”

John 16:32

Jesus is not rebuking the disciples, their faith was real, but it was disturbed; it was not at work in actual things. The disciples were scattered to their own interests, alive to interests that never were in Jesus Christ. After we have been perfectly related to God in sanctification, our faith has to be worked out in actualities. We shall be scattered, not into work, but into inner desolations and made to know what internal death to God’s blessings means. Are we prepared for this? It is not that we choose it, but that God engineers our circumstances so that we are brought there. Until we have been through that experience, our faith is bolstered up by feelings and by blessings. When once we get there, no matter where God places us or what the inner desolations are, we can praise God that all is well. That is faith being worked out in actualities.

“. . . and shall leave Me alone.” Have we left Jesus alone by the scattering of His providence? Because we do not see God in our circumstances? Darkness comes by the sovereignty of God. Are we prepared to let God do as He likes with us – prepared to be separated from conscious blessings? Until Jesus Christ is Lord, we all have ends of our own to serve; our faith is real, but it is not permanent yet. God is never in a hurry; if we wait, we shall see that God is pointing out that we have not been interested in Himself but only in His blessings. The sense of God’s blessing is elemental.

“Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Spiritual grit is what we need.

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5 thoughts on “Those Borders Of Distrust—Daily Devotion By Oswald Chambers

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  2. God engineers our circumstances. (That reminds me of the saying “that was meant to be.” I don’t believe that, however, show me that I’m wrong.)

    to know what internal death to God’s blessings mean. (a little help understanding that would be appreciated).

    • I believe Mr Chambers means that The sense of God’s blessing is elemental.I suppose we can be so self centered we miss God’s blessing completely! God wants to bless us beyond measure.
      Exodus 33:17-23, Exodus 34:5-7
      God bless you beyond all measure!
      Please visit again!!

        • Paul states in Romans 8:28:And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.This is the promise from God’s word.
          Simply put,God is in control! Period!

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