The forces which are at work to bring a soul to ruin, to prevent a man or a woman reaching God’s appointed and desired haven, are far greater and more terrible and persistent than anything that has ever been encountered in the natural realm of storms.
Of course, you do not know
that until you definitely set yourself in the direction of God’s will.
great many people in this world seem to be getting along very well,
with not very much trouble, and think that they are going (in
that easygoing, carefree way) to get where God wants them to be.
is an illusion.
Never yet has there been a definite and serious
association with the will of God, the purpose of God, except there has
been the rising of terrific conflict and tempest to make that
And I say when a man or a woman does seriously
have an understanding with God that His will and purpose is to be
realized in their life and that they are abandoned to Him for that, then
such a life will know that it is not all plain sailing, easygoing.
There will be forces which were not imagined arising to hinder that, to
make that impossible.
~T. Austin Sparks~