We Can Entrust Our Souls To God While Doing Good

Having left paid employment to answer God's call to full-time ministry, G.H Lang writes about the great and perfect peace from God that guarded his heart from worry; from that day and for over fifty years of ministry and trusting God for all his needs!

Following excerpt from 18% into An Ordered Life by G. H. Lang
On June 1,1899, I wrote my letter of resignation and the ink on my signature was not yet dry when there stole softly into my heart a restful, all-pervading quietness. Not the least sense of care was left: henceforth it might have been some one else’s affair and not mine, so richly was the promise fulfilled,

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee” (Isa. 26:3).

And throughout the fifty succeeding years of dependence upon my faithful God and Father for daily supplies, for my home, as well as for long foreign journeys and many emergencies, that peace has guarded the heart from anxious care. Thus are all the energies of the soul preserved from distraction as to ways and means, from being corrupted by and dissipated upon unworthy measures, and can be concentrated upon high and heavenly ends, in the power of the Holy Spirit...

The psychology of such an experience is quite simple. A man with legal tangles that baffle and harass him, goes to a lawyer in whose skill and integrity he has full confidence, places the matter in his care and feels relieved, believing that his affairs are now in competent hands. Peter exhorts troubled saints to commit the keeping of their lives unto a faithful Creator by doing what is right in His eyes (1 Pet. 4: 19). Having done this the heart receives the comfortable assurance that all must be well. How can it be otherwise when GOD is ordering all?

An Ordered Life

Scripture Testimony Index stories in this book

G. H Lang knew to confess his sins in order to obtain God's mercy. He knew the way of pardon, but was frustrated that he did not know the way of victory. Only by realizing that in his flesh dwelleth no good thing, did he gain the victory he so dearly needed.
When G. H. Lang was asked by his manager at work to write a claim that he knew to be false. With wisdom that was clearly from God, he found grace to respectfully disagree with his boss and to do the right thing. From that day on, he won the complete trust of his boss, and was given many more responsibilities.
After the insurance company he worked for was purchased by another firm, G.H Lang was offered a job by the new manager—with double the salary he was earning. Naturally, he would have taken the job, but He sought God's guidance and found that it wasn't a job he should take. He obediently declined the offer, and later on took another job with a much lower pay, but one that gave him—for the first time—the privilege of working with a fellow Christian as his employer.
G.H Lang writes effusively about his employer—Mr. David Dundas Chrystal—a man whose commitment to his work—and whose Christianity was both in words and in deeds. He writes about the diligence, morality and godliness he exhibited that earned him the total respect of his staff members.
Having left paid employment to answer God's call to full-time ministry, G.H Lang writes about the great and perfect peace from God that guarded his heart from worry; from that day and for over fifty years of ministry and trusting God for all his needs!
The Lord used G. H. Lang's lack of resources to teach him to trust Him. The Lord provided for all the work that G. H. Lang did, according to His methods and His timelines. This became a testimony for G. H. Lang.
An unbeliever said the teachings of Jesus are impracticable, and demanded to see a man who had actually turned the other cheek. A former rough fellow stood up and told his own story of turning the other cheek.
G. H. Lang had the honor of reaping the harvest of salvation in a well-known ruffian. The seed had been sown in the man 28 years before by the words of a dying fellow soldier in battle.
A Moslem convert who had been robbing his government by taking bribes instead of doing his job sincerely is convicted of his sins. Though he hesitated initially, he finally repented and sought restitution, which led to even greater works in his heart.
G. H. Lang's Scottish friend was loved by the Arabs and so adept at helping them reconcile with each other, that they named him Abu Salaam, the father of peace.