“Peace has in it confidence in the Lord: that He directs all things, provides all things, and that He leads to a good end.” - Arcana Caelestia §8455
Kempton New Church

December
11

Be Confident in the Lord’s Providence

And thou, little child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest; for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways; to give the knowledge of salvation to His people for the forgiveness of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God, by which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; to appear to them who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:76-79)

That man can never be led better [than he is led]. Spirits suppose that they could have been led differently, and so become better than they are, thus be kept from actual evils, and many things. The evil throw the blame on the Lord, but they were told that it is their fault. I perceived in spiritual idea, that they can never be led better: so that there are necessities every moment of their lives … and it was foreseen from eternity, and so foreseen that each and all things tend to our ultimate end, to be parts in the Grand Man, that is, in the Lord’s kingdom. (SD 3114)

When the Lord is with anyone, He leads him, and provides that all things which happen, whether sad or joyful, befall him for good: this is the Divine providence. (AC 6303)

The strides of a mighty man are established from Jehovah; And He delights in his way. (Psalm 37:23)

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