Sunday, November 20, 2011

All ways are Thine

A short prayer from Fyodor Dostoyevsky that comes to us through his character Alyosha Karamazov in his famed novel The Brothers Karamazov: 
"God, have mercy upon all of them, have all these unhappy and turbulent souls in Thy keeping, and set them in the right path. All ways are Thine. Save them according to Thy wisdom. Thou art love. Thou wilt send joy to all!" Alyosha murmured, crossing himself, and falling into peaceful sleep.
This brief prayer speaks volumes to me. How often is my soul unhappy and turbulent? Apart from God's sovereign grace, my soul would never find peace eternally or temporally. And yet, God in His sovereignty, stands behind my turbulent times ordaining all that comes to pass and working all things together for good. He is love and will send His joy! 

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