William Plumer excerpts from Psalm 66 from “Psalms” (Banner of Truth):
Whoever will duly consider the nature and history, the perils and escapes of his own life, will not want [lack] evidence of the constant care of a sleepless and almighty providence.
The whole of life is a test, a trial of what is in us, so arranged by God himself, and it is of great importance that we so regard it. Nothing is more quieting to the pious soul than to remember, ‘It is the Lord.’
However long and sharp the trials of God’s people may be, they shall have a happy issue out of them, and a blessed enlargement, which none but God can give. O yes, the trial of their faith, being more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, shall be found unto praise, and honor, and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
God’s people should communicate their experiences to each other; we should take all occasion to tell one another of the great and kind things, which God has done for us, especially for our souls.