Sunday, September 10, 2017


I called to Him but he did not answer.  SS 5:6

Once the Lord has given great faith, He has been known
to test it with long delays. He has allowed His servants'
voice to echo in their ears, as if their preyers were re-
bounding from a contemptuous sky. Believers have 
knocked at the heavenly gate, but it has remain immov-
able, as though its hinges had rusted. And like Jeremiah,
they have cried, 
'You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no 
prayer can get through.'  Lam 3:44

True saints of God have endured lengthy times of patient
waiting with no reply, not because their prayers were 
prayed without intensity, nor because God did not accept
their pleas. They were required to wait because it pleased
Him who is sovereign and who gives 'according to his 
good purpose' Phil 2:13. And if it pleases Him to cause
our patience to be exercised, should He not do as He 
desires with His own?

No prayer is ever lost, or any prayer ever breathed in vain. 
There is no such thing as a prayer unanswered or unnoticed
by God, and some things we see as refusals or denials are
simply delays. Horatius Bonar

Reader, do you have prayers whose answers seem lost and
perhaps the prayers forgotten. When I get discouraged I
think of Eve who lost her first and second born and never
saw the promise of the Savior. I think of Job who did not
understand what was behind his suffering. How about
Abraham who waited 25 years for the fulfillment of the
promised one. Surely he cried to God in the night!

So, you see, we are not alone in this walk of faith!

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