09 June 2009

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

He desires it, and it is His will, that you should pour out your trouble before Him, and not let it lie upon yourself, dragging it about with you and being chafed and tortured by it, so that in the end, you make two, or even ten or a hundred calamities out of one. He wills that you should be too weak to bear and overcome such trouble, in order that you may learn to find strength in Him, and that He may be praised through His strength in you. Behold, this is how Christians are made! -- Blessed Martin Luther, Exposition of Psalm 118 (Day by Day, p. 204)

1 comment:

Rev. James Leistico said...

so much for "God doesn't give you more than you can handle, eh?" very applicable to our conversation yesterday. Thanks.