“The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God”

“For some reasons not always made clear to us, the Lord does sometimes withdraw a conscious sense of His nearness.  Because this is not the place for a lengthy treatments of the subject, the best concise counsel I can offer is that of William Gurnall: ‘The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God.’  When the sun goes behind a cloud, it is not less near than when its rays are felt.”

~Donald Whitney,  Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Help, 17

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2 thoughts on ““The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God”

  1. Great quote.

    Psyched as Don Whitney will be speaking at a men’s retreat i’m going to next month.
    Thanks for the post!

    • he’s a great writer. I’ve heard him speak a couple of times now and have greatly enjoyed his humility and his words. I hope you enjoy!

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