The perfection of God

(Newman Hall, "Leaves of Healing
 from the Garden of Grief" 1891)

"As for God, His way is perfect."
    2 Samuel 22:31

God's wisdom cannot err.

God's holiness cannot sin.

God's love cannot be cruel.

God's immutability cannot change.

God's eternity cannot end.

The perfection of God is a source
of sweetest consolation to us, in
our feebleness and foolishness.

If He were not Omniscient,
we might suffer and He not know.

If He were not Omnipresent,
we might cry and He not hear.

If He were not Omnipotent,
we might perish and He be unable to help.

If He were not good,
He would not care for us, or might crush us.

"He is the Rock, His works are perfect,
 and all His ways are just." Deut. 32:4

Though the Lord is exalted, yet He has regard
unto the humble. He has not despised the
affliction of His afflicted children, nor hid His
face from them.

I am poor and needy, yet the Lord thinks
upon me. Put my tears into Your bottle.