1 (a) often capitalized: divine guidance or care; (b) capitalized : God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny
2 : the quality or state of being provident (making provision for the future : prudent)
providence (n.): late 14century, “foresight, prudent anticipation,” from Old French providence “divine foresight” (12c.) and directly from Latin providentia “foresight, precaution, foreknowledge,” from providentem, present participle of providere (see Provide).
Providence (usually capitalized) “God as beneficent caretaker,” first recorded c.1600, from earlier use of the word for “God’s beneficient care or guidance.” (14c.), short for divine providence.
provide (v.): early 15c., from Latin providere “look ahead, prepare, supply, act with foresight,” from pro- “ahead” + videre “to see.”
“Go where thou wilt, thou canst not go out of thy Father's ground.”
Thomas Boston (1676-1732, Scottish church leader, theologian, and philosopher)
“Inspired action comes from the guidance of Spirit, not ego. When in doubt, don’t. Inspired action is responsive, not reactive.”
Annette Vaillancourt (psychotherapist, published, online radio host, amateur fiddle player, Brown Belt Karate enthusiast, and EFT (emotional freedom technique) practitioner)
“My trust is in the mercy and wisdom of a kind Providence who ordereth all things for our good.”
Robert E. Lee (1807-1879, military officer in the U.S. Army, West Point commandant, and the legendary general of the Conferderate Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865))
“Providence is wiser than you, and you may be confident it has suited all things better to your eternal good than you could do had you been left to your own option.”
John Flavel (1627-1691, English Presbyterian clergyman, puritan, and author)
“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright”
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662, French mathematician, physicist, religious philosopher, and master of prose)
“Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it, which will 'turn the necessity to glorious gain.”
C.S. Lewis (1898-1963, British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, critic, lay theologian, broadcaster; one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and one of the most influential writers of his day; wrote more than thirty books; best known for writing The Chronicles of Narnia.)
“Each meeting occurs at the precise moment for which it was meant. Usually, when it will have the greatest impact on our lives.”
Nadia Scrieva (author of science fiction and fantasy, romance, literature and fiction novels)
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
William Hutchison Murray (1913-1996, Scottish mountaineer and writer)
“Go where thou wilt, thou canst not go out of thy Father’s ground.”
— Thomas Boston
There are times when we can feel lost and unsure, especially when we are in search for our destinies and life missions.
When we choose to only listen to our heads rather than the full yearnings of the Heart, suffering will occur especially when we focus solely on the status of our material worlds rather than the very precious, present, and creative moments of our journeys.
Ultimately frustration will set in when there are lulls in our busyness or when circumstances don’t present themselves as we planned them to be.
However, when we are able to align with Source Energy, to connect into Divine Wisdom, and heed to the call of Providence, we will walk the light pathways that the angels have set before us. During these magical moments we will come to know who we are and what’s our nature as well as our beliefs on sanctity of life. And we will be in awe of our grandest possibilities, those far beyond our wildest dreams.
In order to get to this state of peace and trust in the divine providence, we must know that no matter our missteps, “mistakes,” or experiments, we will make our way back Home and procure even more spiritual tools and practices to explore our inner and outer workings of our unique and divinely created souls.
The Kingdoms of Heaven are vast and infinite beyond our mortal comprehension. But, with the support of Providence we will begin to understand our small part and contribution to the greater Universe.
Stay alert and be aware, my friends, to the exquisite and mysterious unfoldings of our magnificent lives.
Much Love, Tonya