Patricia Hofer

In the walk of faith, “out part is to trust”–“God’s part is to work” Hannah Whitall Smith

“Much misunderstanding arises, in reference to the subject of the life and walk of faith, from the fact that its two sides are not clearly seen… To state it in brief, I would say, that man’s part is to trust, and God’s part is to work… It is a step of surrender and trust on our part, and it is a process of development on God’s part… I believe we often think of God that He will not, when the real truth is that He cannot. Just as the potter, however skillful, cannot make a beautiful vessel out of a lump of clay that is never put into his hands, so neither can God make out of a vessel unto His honor unless I put myself into His hands.” (Hannah Whitall Smith, The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, “God’s Side and Man’s Side”)

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