Wait Confidently In God

 

 

The Promise 

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:22,25,26, NKJV 

 

The Testimony 

When trying to build up the work in new territory, we have often gone to the limit of our resources. At times it seemed as if we could advance no farther. But we kept sending out petitions to heaven, all the time denying self; and God heard and answered our prayers, supplying means for the advancement of the work. 

Lay every care at the feet of the Redeemer. “Ask, and ye shall receive.” Do your best, and then wait, patiently, hopefully, rejoicingly, because the promise of God can not fail. Christ’s life of untiring effort has been recorded for our encouragement. He did not fail nor become discouraged. 

To all who engage in missionary work I would say, Hide in Jesus. Let not self but Christ appear in all your labors. When the work goes hard, and you become discouraged, and are tempted to abandon it, bow upon your knees before God, and say, Here, Lord, is thy pledged word. Throw your weight upon his promises, and every one of them will be fulfilled. 

Laborer for God, when you are weary and heavy-laden, flee to Christ, who has promised you rest. He is the Burden-bearer; he is your strength. Your work in this world is to discipline the mind, to store up knowledge, to perfect character. Only thus will you be able to wage successfully the warfare of life. Keep the spirit humble. 

Learn to take Christ at his word when you are inclined to despond. Believe that “all power” is given to those who need it, and that this power is for you. Do not look on the dark side, but look in faith to Jesus. The Word of the Lord is sufficient. Take hold unitedly with a will to do what God has said must be done. Success will attend those who cooperate with him all the time. 

Go, my brethren and fellow workers, and spread out before God your necessities... Let us trust in God, saying “Though he slay me, yet will I trust him,” Let self be crucified. Let the love of God shine forth in words and works. Let the gospel of Jesus Christ exert strong, uninterrupted influence upon mind and heart. 

The Review and Herald, May 30, 1912 

 

The Response 

Lay every care at the feet of the Redeemer. “Ask and you shall receive.” Do your best and then wait, rejoicingly, because the promise of God can not fail.

Learn to take Christ at His word. When you are discouraged believe that “all power” is given to those who need it, and that this power is for you.

Do not look on the dark side, but look in faith to Jesus. The Word of the Lord is sufficient. Take hold unitedly with a will to do what God has said.

Trust in God saying “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him,” Let self be crucified that the gospel of Jesus Christ may exert strong influence on your mind and heart. 

 

 

 

 

 

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