Posted by: Sherry Goodwin | March 19, 2008

What Seemeth Him Good

“Let Him do what seemeth Him good.”–1 Sam. 3.18

. . .For “it is the Lord,” who is going to do we know not what.  That is a volume in itself,–the Lord who loves you, the Lord who thinks about you and cares for you, the Lord who understands you, the Lord who never makes a mistake, the Lord who spared not His own Son but gave Him up for you!  Will you not let Him do what seemeth Him good?  Then think what it is you are to let Him do.  Something out of your sight, perhaps, but not out of His sight.  For the original word in every case is “what is good in His eyes.”  Those Eyes see through and through, and all round and beyond everything.  So what is good in His Eyes must be absolutely and entirely good, a vast deal better than our best!  There is great rest in knowing that He will do what is right, but He crowns the rightness with the goodness; and when we see this, the rest is crowned with gladness.  Ought it, then, to be so very hard to say, “Let Him do what seemeth Him good“?

–Frances Ridley Havergal from STARLIGHT THROUGH THE SHADOWS

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