On Fry Pans & the Fire

In my message on Genesis 16 yesterday, I failed to mention this quote by Donald Grey Barnhouse:

If we seek to change our circumstances, we will jump from the frying pan into the fire. We must be triumphant exactly where we are. It is not a change of climate we need, but a change of heart. The flesh wants to run away, but God wants to demonstrate His power exactly where we have known our greatest chagrin. Life’s disappointments are frequently His appointments.

I meant to read that during point three, God’s prescription for us, that often involves our pressing into a difficult situation rather than running from it, particularly in some divinely appointed authority structure.

Oh for grace to be triumphant right where we are.