Many people want power. How is power produced ? In huge factories, trolley engines are supplied with electricity. There is a hum and roar of countless wheels. How do they make power ? That’s easy. Power is made just by the revolution of those wheels and the friction they produce. Thus, the friction creates the electric current.
And so, when God wants to bring more ‘power’ into your life, He brings more ‘pressure’. He is generating spiritual force by friction. Some of us do not like it and try to run away from the pressure, instead of getting the power and using it to rise above the painful causes.
Opposition is essential to a true equilibrium forces. The ‘centripetal’ and ‘centrifugal’ forces acting in opposition to each other keep our planet in her orbit. The on propelling, and the other repelling, so act and re-act, that instead of sweeping off into space in a pathway of desolation, she pursues her even orbit around her solar centre.
Thus, God guides our lives. It is not enough to have an ‘impelling force’, we need just as much a ‘repelling force’, and so He holds us back by the testing ordeals of life, by the pressure of temptation and trial, by the things that seem against us, but really are furthering our way and establishing our goings.
Let us thank Him for both, let us take the ‘weights’ and the ‘wings’, and thus divinely impelled, let us press on with faith and patience in our lives.
In a a factory building there are wheels and gearings
There are cranks and pulleys, belts tight or slack
Some are whirling swiftly, some are turning slowly
Some are thrusting forward, some are pulling back
Some are smooth and silent, some are rough and noisy
Pounding, rattling, clanking, moving with a jerk.
In a wild confusion in a seeming chaos
Lifting, pushing, driving —- but they o their work
From the mightiest lever to the tiniest pinion
All things move together for the purpose planned
And behind the working is a min controlling
And a force directing, and a guiding hand.
So all the things are working for the Lord’s beloved
Some things might be hurtful if alone they stood
Some might seem to hinder, some might draw us backward
But they work together, and they work for good
All the thwarted longings, all the stern denials
All the contradictions, hard to understand
And the force that holds them, speeds them and retards them
Stops and starts and guides them
——— IS OUR FATHER’S HAND.