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waiting, not running

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posted by Kristi

From C. H. Spurgeon – Faith’s Checkbook

August 11

Waiting, Not Running

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation”
(Psalm 62:1).

“Blessed posture! Waiting truly and only upon the LORD. Be this our condition all this day and every day. Waiting His leisure, waiting in His service, waiting in joyful expectation, waiting in prayer, and content. When the very soul thus waits, it is in the best and truest condition of a creature before his Creator, a servant before his Master, a child before his Father. We allow no dictation to God, nor complaining of Him; we will permit no petulance [complaining demands] and no distrust. At the same time, we practice no running before the cloud [like the Cloud that led the Isralites] and no seeking to others for aid: neither of these would be waiting upon God. God, and God alone, is the expectation of our hearts.

Blessed assurance! From Him salvation [deliverance] is coming; it is on the road. It will come from Him and from no one else. He shall have all the glory of it, for He alone can and will perform it. And He will perform it most surely in His own time and manner. He will save from doubt, and suffering, and slander, and distress. Though we see no sign of it as yet, we are satisfied to bide [wait] the LORD’s will, for we have no suspicion of His love and faithfulness. He will make sure work of it before long, and we will praise Him at once for the coming mercy.”

 

and a few comments from Kristi below

 

“I enjoyed reading the above from Faith’s Checkbook a couple of days ago.  I couldn’t help but think of difficult situations we as a family encounter or that may be on your minds.  The above applies so well to being single.  While being single, if we have our hearts set on the idea of being married to fulfill us or on a certain individual to fulfill us we will surely be disappointed.  When we are longing for a person to fulfill the desires of our heart, in time, we will find that they too will disappoint.  Our problem is not that we don’t have what we want from God.  Our problem is that we are not trusting God.  Instead as Spurgeon wrote, “We allow no dictation to God, nor complaining of Him; we will permit no petulance and no distrust.”  Why do we not trust God?  We do not fully lean on Him because we haven’t come to know how trully trustworthy His is.  “Though we see no sign of it as yet, we are satisfied to bide the LORD’s will, for we have no suspicion of His love and faithfulness. He will make sure work of it before long…”

 

 

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2 thoughts on “waiting, not running

  1. Thank you for this Kristi. My verse I repeat over and over to myself is “wait on the Lord and again I say wait”. Actually Mrs. Custer made a wonderful little reminder for me of this very verse to hang on my wall. It’s not just waiting for that one person but also for many other things. What a reproof that we are lacking in trust of our God when we choose to “be anxious” for our future. Something I am learning is not to think about our future but to think about the here and now. We have tasks that need to be done but seem to be pushed aside because our time is spent on the possible future. Many thanks for you and your husband’s ministry to us.
    Sarah Irwin

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