“God’s impressions within and His Word without are always corroborated by His providence around, and we should quietly wait until all three of these focus onto one point. Sometimes it looks as though we must act. Everyone says we should do something and, indeed, things seem to have reached so desperate a pitch that we must. Behind are the Egyptians, right and left are inaccessible precipices, up ahead is the sea. It is not easy during such times to stand still and see the salvation of God, but we must.” (F. B. Meyer)

God often delays to come to our rescue. There was delay before Jesus came walking on the sea in the early dawn or RUSHED to raise Lazarus. There was delay before the angel came to Peter’s side during the night before his expected martyrdom. God stays long enough to test patience of faith, but not a moment longer than absolutely necessary.

It is amazing how God guides us by circumstances. One moment, the may seem utterly blocked, then a door opens that might not seem much to others but which to the keen eye of faith speaks volumes. These signs are repeated in different ways as a result of prayer. They are not haphazard results of chance, but the opening up of doors in the direction in which we should walk. And they begin to multiply as we advance toward our goal, just as lights do as we near a populated town.

After it seems we have waited for an eternity, I have become absolutely sure of the guidance of my heavenly Father. By personal experience, I encourage each troubled and perplexed person to wait patiently for the Lord until He clearly indicates His will. “Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord” (Ex. 14;13)

Jesus, Saviour, pilot me,
Over life’s tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll,
Hiding rock and treach’rous shoal;
Chart and compass came from thee,
Jesus, Saviour, pilot me…(Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me)

Posted on April 1st, 2013