Don’t Lighten the Ship of Suffering

“Pain and loss are bitter providences…..but, oh the folly of trying to lighten the ship of suffering by throwing God’s governance (God’s exercise of authority or control) overboard.  The very thing the tilting ship needs in the storm is the ballast of God’s good sovereignty – not the unburdening of God’s deep and precious truth.  God’s sovereignty becomes the pillow that the weary saint can lie down on.”

John Piper

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