UOTES ON PROVIDENCE
The Lord will provide, dear, but you must give Him some help. – Sir Hugh Casson
There is nothing so small or apparently indifferent which God does not ordain or permit… – Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. – Holy Bible, St. Matthew Chap. 6 v. 34
To the dim and bewildered vision of humanity, God’s care is more evident in some instances than in others; and upon such instances men seize, and call them providences. It is well that they can; but it would be gloriously better if they could believe that the whole matter is one grand providence. – George Macdonald
Trust in the providence of God is not a heaven-sent formula for the indolent, not a way of bypassing responsibility with regard to social and material concerns … you have to take on the affairs that come your way, knowing that they come from God and must be steered back again to him. – Hubert von Zeller
The true recipe for a miserable existence is to quarrel with Providence. – James W. Alexander
A firm faith in the universal providence of God is the solution of all earthly troubles. – B. B. Warfield
Irony is the essence of the character of Providence. – Balzac
Without any cant, does not Providence provide wonderfully for us? – Lady Isabel Burton
Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence. – St. Augustine
There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that never otherwise would have occurred . . .
Whatever you can do,
Or dream you can do,
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The world’s a stage, where God’s omnipotence, His justice, knowledge, love, and providence do act the parts. – Guillaume de Salluste