“God… which worketh for him that waiteth for Him.” Isa. 64:4 Print E-mail

It is hard to wait and let God guide His own house.  We are continually marring His work by doing it for Him.  This is the secret of out wretchedness; we will do God’s work for Him; we leave nothing for Him to do.  And the consequence is, nothing is done; for God will yet do His own work; all who anticipate Him only lose their labour…. So Sarah got Ishmael; so Moses failed to deliver; so Samuel appointed his sons; so Saul lost the kingdom.  Flesh and blood could not wait for God.  In each instance the necessity of the case might have been urged as the plea that something must be done.  But faith recognizes no such necessity.  “He that believeth shall not make haste.”   – A. JUKES

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I am not eager, bold or strong,
All that is past;
I am ready not to do
At last, at last.

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“Who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Heb).  Many try to divorce these two, and so fail to obtain the fulfillment of the promises.  – J. G. GOVAN

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I never yet repented waiting for God or harkening to Him.  – ISAAC PENNINGTON

Helena Garrat