A Voice in the
Re: Meet for the Master's Use
Years ago you thought you could effect something in your life [for God]. You had energy...could organize efficiently...[had] intrepid courage, wise counsel, quick sympathy....But all this is over now, and you are compelled reluctantly to confess that the total residuum is disappointing. At the best, our Ishmaels are like wild asses' colts. And you are coming to think that the remainder of your life will never rise above the dead levels of the past, will never achieve any large success for God, will never be fruitful in the conversion of men....
Wait! [Hear what God would say]: "What nature cannot do, Almightiness can. What human energy cannot effect, the Divine Spirit will. Till now thy might has hindered Me, has forced Me to wait...My Might has been thwarted, frustrated, neutralized by thy trust in thyself. But now that this [trust in self] has passed, there is room for My Omnipotence to work, and I, the Almighty God, swear by Myself...that if thou wilt fulfill the conditions of My covenant [trust and obey], I will make thee abundantly fruitful...." --F.B.Meyer
And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For "The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace." (Exo14:13-14)
'You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!' Do not fear or be dismayed; for the LORD is with you." (2 Chr 20:17)
And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor 12:9-10) (VW)