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NOVEMBER 28

 

 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble?—

Job 34: 29.

 

  Who but He, the “God of all comfort,” can give quietness in the midst of tumults which rise upon the soul like sudden storms upon the sea? Like ocean mariners in peril, we cry unto Him, and He brings us to the desired haven blessed haven of quietness and peace in God. What is the cry which brings this answer of peace? It is not a prayer that all occasion for disturbance shall be removed, for it is not always the Divine will to bring peace to the human spirit in that way; it is not always the best way. But there is a cry which never fails to bring the quietness in which none can “make trouble.” It is a prayer for sweet, trustful, loving acquiescence in the will of God.

 

 

Parallel passages: Isa. 26: 3; Romans. 8: 31; Phil. 4: 7; Psalm. 1: 1, 2; 4: 8; 25: 12, 13; 29: 11; 85: 8; 119: 165; Luke 1: 79; 2: 14; John 14: 27; 16: 33; Romans. 2:10; 5:1; 8: 6.