to wait is often harder than to work. [Peter Marshall]…
The irony of that statement is great (as in large) and fitting.
Love this…Fall on your knees and grow there. There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it. Prayer means not always talking to Him, but waiting before Him till the dust settles and the stream runs clear. [F.B. Meyer]
“When we feel the need of a power by which to overcome the world, how often do we not seek to generate it within ourselves by some forced process, some fresh girding of the will, some strained activity which only leaves the soul in further exhaustion? [Henry Drummond]”
I think this is often asked of those who are emotionally vulnerable. It can be hidden within a question of faith, “don’t you know Jesus conquered that already?” or teaching, “well if you really knew the Lord,…” It might be put that way because some questions of faith are really hard. “Yes, God has defeated [x]; …so why is [x] still here? Always. Everywhere?”
(Baltimore example: manslaughter.)
God has space for the broken-hearted. He beckons them, welcomes them. There is no condition that one pull themselves together first. There is no immediate lesson or chastisement. The Lord is, in fact, close to the broken-hearted. …maybe following him means being close to the broken-hearted too, because what the broken-hearted need is closeness. When it comes to pain or difficulty, a lecture is (generally) less comforting than a hug. If one’s purpose is to explain the Love of God, that is perhaps the most effective way.
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