1Ki 8:56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.
day we shall understand that God has a reason in every NO which He
speaks through the slow movement of life.
Somehow God makes up to us.
How often, when His people are worrying and perplexing themselves about
their, prayers not being answered, is God answering them in a far richer
Glimpses of this we see occasionally, but the full revelation of
it remains for the future.
If God says 'Yes' to our
prayer, dear heart, And the sunlight is golden, the sky is blue, While
the smooth road beckons to me and you, And the song-birds warble as on
we go, Pausing to gather the buds at our feet, Stopping to drink of the
streamlets we meet, Happy, more happy, our journey will grow, If God
says 'Yes' to our prayer, dear heart.
If God says
'No' to our prayer, dear heart, And the clouds hang heavy and dull and
gray; If the rough rocks hinder and block the way, While the sharp winds
pierce us and sting with cold;
Ah, dear, there is home at the journey's
end, And these are the trials the Father doth send To draw us as sheep
to His Heavenly fold, If God says 'No' to our prayer, dear heart.
for the faith that does not make haste, but waits patiently for the
Lord, waits for the explanation that shall come in the end, at the
revelation of Jesus Christ!
When did God take anything from a man,
without giving him manifold more in return?
Suppose that the return had
not been made immediately manifest, what then?
Is today the limit of
God's working time?
Has He no provinces beyond this little world?
the door of the grave open upon nothing but infinite darkness and
Yet, even confining the judgment
within the hour of this life, it is true that God never touches the
heart with a trial without intending to bring upon it some grander gift,
some tenderer benediction.
He has attained to an eminent degree of
Christian grace who knows how to wait.
When the frosts are in the valley, And the mountain tops are grey, And the choicest buds are blighted, And the blossoms die away...
A loving Father whispers, "This cometh from my hand"; Blessed are ye if ye trust Where ye cannot understand.
If, after years of toiling, Your wealth should fly away And leave your hands all empty, And your locks are turning grey, Remember then your Father Owns all the sea and land;
Blessed are ye if ye trust Where ye cannot understand.