St Augustine: God’s Care

“Since God cared for you before you even existed, how can He fail to care for you now that you are what He willed you to be? You are a believer now; you are already walking the path of righteousness. Is it likely that He will not care for you, He who makes His sun rise over good and bad people and sends His rain on just and unjust alike? Now that you are righteous by living through faith, will He neglect you, abandon you, send you away? Of course not! In your present life He cherishes you, and helps you, and provides all you need here and cuts away all that could harm you. By giving you all these things He comforts you so that you can hold out, and by taking them away He corrects you so that you may not perish. The Lord has you in His care, so do not worry. He who made you is carrying you.”
– St. Augustine of Hippo

"In your present life He cherishes you, and helps you, and provides all you need here and cuts away all that could harm you..." - St Augustine.

 

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