“Sometimes I found children of God tried in mind by the prospect of old age, when they might be unable to work any longer, and therefore were harassed by the fear of having to go into the poorhouse. If in such a case I pointed out to them, how their Heavenly Father has always helped those who put their trust in Him, they might not, perhaps, always say, that times have changed; but yet it was evident enough, that God was not looked upon by them as the LIVING God. My spirit was oft-times bowed down by this, and I longed to set something before the children of God, whereby they might see, that He does not forsake, even in our day, those who relay upon Him.
“Another class of persons were brethren in business, who suffered in their souls, and brought guilt on their consciences, by carrying on their business, almost in the same way as unconverted persons do. The competition in trade, the bad times, the over-peopled country, were given as reasons why, if the business were carried on simply according to the word of God, it could not be expected to do well. Such a brother, perhaps, would express the wish, that he might be differently situated; but very rarely did I see that there was a stand made for God, that there was the holy determination to trust in the living God, and to depend on Him, in order that a good conscience might be maintained. To this class likewise I desired to show, by a visible proof, that God is unchangeably the same.”
In this passage, Muller talks about our trust in God’s provision for our life, whatever we may do as work. We may be in any business, but we should recognize that God is the same always, and that He will provide our daily needs. Although we often forget this, it is one of those immutable truths of our God – that He will provide (Philippians 4:19).
It’s easy to forget this fact of the Christian life – when we become busy, or stressed, or angry, or any of a whole plethora of conditions. And this is just the time we forget God’s promise, and instead try to rely on the natural way and human though.
Question: How do you think we can show to ourselves, like Muller said, “that He does not forsake, even in our day, those who relay upon Him?”