When a man has come to see the hand of GOD in everything, he touches the secret of the weaned heart.
I have noticed among domestic servants one very common reason of unsettlement...
It is that they do not know who is the mistress and have to take orders from half a dozen people.
And all of us are servants in GOD'S house and always in our service we shall be irritable unless there be one voice we must obey and one will which gives us all our orders.
That was the meaning of the peace of Job.
He saw GOD always, and he saw Him everywhere. "The LORD hath given, and the LORD hath taken away," said Job, "blessed be the name of the LORD."
It was not GOD today and fate tomorrow.
It was not heaven in the morning and blind chance at night.
Through light and shadow it was GOD to Job, and that was one secret of his rest.
So is it with us all. To have many masters is always to be restless.
I have set the LORD always before me, said the Psalmist, therefore I shall not be moved.
To see His hand in the least and in the greatest, in the burden no less than in the blessing, is the sure way, amid all life's unsettlement, to have the heart at leisure from itself.
~George H. Morrision~