Sunday, 3 March 2013
“God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.” (A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God).
In other words faith is often best expressed in waiting rather than action. And there are many promises and encouragements in the Scriptures to hang tight until God decides to act. For example in Isaiah 40:31:
"...they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagle; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Or: "Blessed are all who wait for him!" Isaiah 30:18
So God knows my impatience and I know his patience. Learning to live with that is the key to Christian discipleship and a life resting in God.
John Wesley was almost in despair. He did not have the faith to continue to preach. When death stared him in the face, he was fearful and ...