i came across this quote on a friend’s blog the other day. it is excellent!!
from The Life and Letters of Janet Erskine Stuart, quoted by Elisabeth Elliot.
one who was her assistant for some years, ‘She delighted in seeing her
plan upset by unexpected events, saying that it gave her great comfort,
and that she looked on such things as an assurance that God was
watching over her stewardship, was securing the accomplishment of His
will, and working out His own designs. Whether she traced the secondary
causes to the prayer of a child, to the imperfection of an individual,
to obstacles arising from misunderstandings, or to interference of
outside agencies, she was joyfully and graciously ready to recognize
the indication of God’s ruling hand, and to allow herself to be guided
by it.’ “
what a beautiful picture of resting in the sovereignty and love of God. i copied this down and it is currently sitting on my desk – i need to be reminded of it often!