25 July 2010

A Word of Encouragement

In reading from Daily Strength for Daily Needs this morning, I was struck by this passage. And I wanted to share it with you.

"We complain of the slow, dull life we are forced to lead, of our humble sphere of action, of our low position in the scale of society, of our having no room to make ourselves known, of our wasted energies, of our years of patience. So we say that we have no Father who is directing our life. So we say that God has forgotten us. So we boldly judge what life is best for us. And so by our complaining do we lose the use and profit of the quiet years. Oh, men of little faith! Because you are not sent out yet into your labor, do you think God has ceased to remember you? Because you are forced to be outwardly inactive, do you think you may not be, in your years of quiet, about your Father's business? It is a period given to us in which to mature ourselves for the work which God will give us to do".
~Stopford A. Brooke

Man's goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way?
Proverbs 20:24

If you are in a different season, a time of waiting, a time of maturing...be encouraged that God has great plans for you yet to come!!


Anonymous said...

Lora, thank you so much for sharing this. I am finding myself in a tough season of life right now, but I do cling tightly to the promise that God is in charge and I know He does have big plans for me! I appreciate so much that you shared this. Have a great day!

Lora said...

So glad that this blessed you, too! I know I certainly needed to hear it!

Megan said...

This is very inspiring! I want read more about your thoughts and Thank you for sharing with us :)

Crickit said...

Thank you for the encouragement and for sharing!
Blessings to you! :)

Christy said...

Thanks for that passage of encouragement. That's something I continually need to be reminded of...God's working even while we are waiting.

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