荒漠甘泉02/07

荒漠甘泉∕2月7日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「我的心哪,你為何憂悶……應當仰望神;因我還要稱讚祂。」(聖經詩篇四十三篇 5 節)

 

  有什麼理由叫我們憂悶呢?有兩個理由,可是只有兩個:第一,如果我們還沒有得救,我們就有理由憂悶;第二,如果我們已經得救了,而仍活在罪中;那麼,我們一定會憂悶的。

 

  除了這兩件事情以外,我們就沒有理由可以憂悶。一個正常的信徒,如果憂悶,是一件可怪的事;因為一切的事我們都可以藉著禱告、祈求和感謝來告訴我們的神。我們一切的需要、我們一切的困難、我們一切的試煉、只要相信神的大能和神的愛,樣樣都可以過去的。

 

  「應當仰望神。」,讓我們記住這句話:我們沒有一個時侯可以不仰望神。不管我們的需要何等多,我們的難處何等大,我們的指望何等小,我們的責任只是仰望神;結果,我們會發現:這樣的仰望並不是徒然的。到了神自己的時侯,幫助來了。

 

  在我已往的七十年又四個月中,我已經試過幾百、幾千次;仰望神並沒有一次失敗的!神有千萬個不同的方法、千萬個不同的時間,可以幫助我們,他不受任何限制。 ── 莫勒(Geo. Mueller

 
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“Why art thou cast down, O my soul.” (Psalm 43:5.)

Is there ever any ground to be cast down? There are two reasons, but only two. If we are as yet unconverted, we have ground to be cast down; or if we have been converted and live in sin, then we are rightly cast down.

But except for these two things there is no ground to be cast down, for all else may be brought before God in prayer with supplication and thanksgiving. And regarding all our necessities, all our difficulties, all our trials, we may exercise faith in the power of God, and in the love of God.

“Hope thou in God.” Oh, remember this: There is never a time when we may not hope in God. Whatever our necessities, however great our difficulties, and though to all appearance help is impossible, yet our business is to hope in God, and it will be found that it is not in vain.  In the Lord’s own time help will come.

Oh, the hundreds, yes, the thousands of times that I have found it thus within the past seventy years and four mouths!

When it semed impossible that help could come, help did come; for God has His own resources. He is not confined. In ten thousand different ways, and at ten thousand different times God may help us.

Our business is to spread our cases before the Lord, in child-like simplicity to pour out all our heart before God, saying, “I do not deserve that Thou shouldst hear me and answer my requests, but for the sake of my precious Lord Jesus; for His sake answer my prayer, and give me grace quietly to wait till it please Thee to answer my prayer. For I believe Thou wilt do it in Thine own time and way.”

“For I shall yet praise him.” More prayer, more exercise of faith, more patient waiting, and the result will be blessing, abundant blessing. Thus I have found it many hundreds of times, and therefore I continually say to myself, “Hope thou in God.” --- George Mueller.

 

 

 

 

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