***Taken from The Christian in Complete Armor by William Gurnall.***
2. God uses Satan’s tricks to make His saints thankful.
You know the boulders the devil rolls in your path. If today the road is clear, what relief and joy your soul must feel! None surpasses Satan at stirring up trouble, yet you have peace in your conscience. To whom are you obliged for your serenity of spirit? To none but your God, who holds Satan in custody and will not let him enter the garden of your soul! This thief sees your pleasant fruits as they hang, and his mouth waters at them; but the wall is too high for him to climb. God keeps him out of this paradise. It is not the grace of God in you, but the favor of God as a shield about you that defends you from the wicked one. What more do we need to hear to make our hearts swell in gratitude?
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤