Waiting on God

1 Jan

First post of 2011.

Thabiti Anyabwile:

I’ve sometimes said in counseling and other settings that waiting is sometimes the most difficult expression of faith we’re ever called to make.  Josh Harris posts an excellent quote that says it far better than I ever have:

“To wait is not merely to remain impassive. It is to expect–to look for with patience, and also with submission. It is to long for, but not impatiently; to look for, but not to fret at the delay; to watch for, but not restlessly; to feel that if he does not come, we will acquiesce, and yet to refuse to let the mind acquiesce in the feeling that he will not come.” – Dr. A.B. Davidson, Waiting on God (quoted in The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre)

Makes it clear why waiting in faith is so difficult, doesn’t it?

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