Me: How stable is your house of cards?
Prodigal: I think it is stable.
Me: When the storm comes you will know if it is stable, or not.
This is from the book All of Grace by C.H. Spurgeon
I venture to say that a sinner justified by God stands on a surer footing than even a righteous man justified by his works, if there is such. Yet, if we were in that situation, we could never be sure that we had done enough works. Our consciences would always be uneasy for fear that, after all, we would fall short and have only the trembling verdict of a fallible judgment to rely on. However, when God Himself justifies, and the Holy Spirit bears witness to the fact by giving us peace with God, then we feel that the matter is sure and settled, and we enter into rest. No tongue can tell the depth of the calm that comes over the soul that has received the “peace of God, which passeth all understanding” (Philippians 4:7).
The LORD is a warrior;
the LORD is his name.
Jennifer Van Allen