Friday, July 12, 2013

A Voice from the Past - Matthew Henry

We must hope in God's mercy, his general mercy, even when we cannot find a particular promise to stay ourselves upon. A humble confidence in the goodness of God's nature is very pleasing to him, as that which turns to the glory of that attribute in which he most glories.

Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, Commentary on the Whole Bible, Psalms 147:6 (Fleming H. Revell Co., Volume III, p. 780)

How can we cultivate a trust in God in difficult situations? What things can help reinforce this?


  1. The only thing that has got me through the death of a wife, my son's drug addiction, daughter teen pregnancy and my wife's ongoing wheelchair disability is knowing that God loves me. I think that is why I am drawn to Christus Victor and other views that see God in more friendlier terms.

    1. I would agree with you in principle, even if we disagree on the particulars.