God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful—“severe mercies” at times, but mercies all the same. God never denies us our heart’s desire except to give us something better.
via God’s Refusals on Dark Side of the Moon
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Ahh.. you, too, have read Sheldon Van Auken’s book, “A Severe Mercy.” Love that! Excellent and profound insight here, dear Angela! ❤ ❤
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Actually, I had not so much as heard of it. I was quoting Elisabeth Elliot, but perhaps she was quoting Sheldon Van Auken. Now I want to look it up, for this quote has moved me very deeply. ❤