Nothing Can Hinder God or a Good Man
By A. W. Tozer
If any man will to do His will, he shall know of the doctrine,
whether it be of God. . . . John 7:17
The notion that hostile persons or unfavorable
circumstances can prevent the will of God from being
fulfilled in a human life is altogether erroneous.
Nothing, no one, can hinder God or a good man!
It is one of the glories of the Christian faith that it can
be present in effective power regardless of whether or
not the moral and political environment is favorable to
it. We recall that H. G. Wells once said that he personally
believed Buddhism to be the best religion, but admitted
that it could flourish only in countries having a warm
If true religion consisted in outward practices, then it
could be destroyed by laws forbidding those practices.
But if the true worshiper is one who worships God in
spirit and in truth, how can laws or jails or abuses or
deprivations prevent the spiritual man from worship-
Let a man set his heart only on doing the will of God
and he is instantly free! No one can hinder him. It is only
when we introduce our own will into our relation to God
that we get into trouble. When we weave into the
pattern of our lives threads of our own desires we
instantly become subject to hindrances from the out-
The essence of spiritual worship is to love supremely,
to trust confidently, to pray without ceasing and to seek
to be Christlike and holy, doing all the good we can for
How impossible for anyone to hinder that kind of
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.