Days when a grip just isn’t possible. Ouch. Sigh.
The spirit is so alive, so willing, even fiery for the right things. But the body is O so weak, so frail, so fragile! Nowhere as evident as now in the hands and feet.
Three steps forward, two steps back?
Insidious lies. Reject.
Poor thought patterns. Reject.
Temptation to give up. Reject.
Waiting patiently? In God – Yes.
“The Lord is close, to comfort and to cheer.”
A timely post by CL: “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” (Lam 3:22-24)
“Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question(s), lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts. … But the things that we feel most deeply we ought to learn to be silent about, at least until we have talked them over thoroughly with God.”
Steadfastness, that is holding on;
Patience, that is holding back;
Expectancy, that is holding the face up;
Obedience, that is holding one’s self in readiness to go or do;
Listening, that is holding quiet and still so as to hear.
— S. D. Gordon, Quiet Talks on Prayer
Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear –
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.
— George Croly, Spirit of God, Descend upon my Heart