Today’s thought – No ‘Too Lates’

july11 001More of the Farmers’ cactus blossoms

Good Morning

Song of Solomon 5:6
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself,
and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him,
but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

The Lord, when He hath given great faith,
hath been know to try it by long delayings.
He has suffered His servants’ voices to echo
in their ears as from a brazen sky.
They have knocked at the golden gate,
but it has remained unmovable,
as though it were rusted upon its hinges.
Like Jeremiah, they have cried,

Thou has covered thyself with a cloud,
that our prayer should not pass through
.”

Thus have true saints continued long
in patient waiting without reply,
not because their prayers were not vehement,
nor because they were unaccepted,
but because it so pleased Him who is a Sovereign,
and who gives according to His own pleasure.
It it pleases Him to bid our patience exercise itself,
shall He not do as He will with His own!

No prayer is lost.
Praying breath was never spent in vain.
There is no such thing as prayer
unanswered or unnoticed by God,
and some things that we count refusals
or denials are simply delays.
~~~H. Bonar

Psalm 22:24
For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;  neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

Christ sometimes delays His help
that He may try our faith and quicken our prayers.
The boat may be covered with the waves,
and He sleeps on;
but He will wake up before it sinks.
He sleeps, but He never oversleeps;
and there are not “too lates” with Him.
~~~Alexander Maclaren

Continue to wait . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours Leslie

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