If Time & Chance Fall

When reason evades suffering (as it usually does) and life appears unfair - only 'time and chance' can add but a dissatisfying explanation.

When in the seasons before 'time and chance' appears a man remembers his God, when all is well he does not forget nor ignore his maker; he is readied and steadied for the days (those days certain to arrive) when he will reflect and moan - I find little pleasure in them.

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mt Zion which cannot be shaken; but endures forever. (Psalm125:1) 

When the times of evil, hardship and weariness trap, and life's pleasures fade away; it is to those anchored in Divine trust, who fail to rely upon themselves, and count the help of man as mere vapor that ...

  • no bad news will ever corrupt their paths
  • no ill-health will ever daunt their faith
  • no collapse into poverty will issue distrust in their Lord
  • no enemy rising to accuse will cause them to flee their Lord, and
  • no fear can consume them that they raise fists to their Lord ...

for these are the over-comers whose paths are paved level with faith. They have already grasped eternal truth and trust before the times and chances happen to fall.

I have seen something else under the sun:

The race is not to the swift
    or the battle to the strong,
nor does food come to the wise
    or wealth to the brilliant
    or favor to the learned;
but time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)

Today's Soul Snippet:

'I have learned more from life's trials than its triumphs.' ~ anon 

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