HOPING BEYOND HOPE.

http://bible.com/r/Fy.T Today I am reading day 29 of Oswald Chambers: Hope – A Holy Promise :

One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting for God. God takes the saints like a bow which He stretches and at a certain point the saint says, “I can’t stand any more,” but God does not heed, He goes on stretching because He is aiming at His mark, not ours, and the patience of the saints is that they “hang in” until God lets the arrow fly.

Stand steadfastly true to God, and God will bring His truth out in a way that will make your life a sacrament, i.e., the abiding presence of God will come through the simple elements of your life, but you must wait for Him.

Reflection Questions: In what ways am I being stretched? How would it be less stressful if I would relax and not resist? Why do I feel as if I must run when I am in trouble rather than stand steadfastly?

Quotations taken from God’s Workmanship, © Discovery House Publishers.

It feels like this was directed at me. Alone. No one else. If someone had gone into my head and wanted to write about it, they couldn’t have done a more precise job.

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