Crumbs
October 29, 2020
355. Week of Twenty Third Sunday after Trinity - Thursday
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him
          Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.   Psalms 37:7
          My dear Christian, you know that sometimes the sea that bears your life's frail ship runs very high because of a heavy storm. Then all is dark as night. The tempest roars, the waves and the billows rise, and your skiff is threatened with destruction. You cannot direct the course, you see nothing but destruction. What then? What should you do then? You must know that the Lord is with you. And then "rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him." This is precious in the sight of the Lord, if you so rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. That pleases Him. In each and every trouble commit your way to the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. When your enemies, the wicked, unjustly condemn, and persecute you, then He, the Lord, shall bring forth your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Do not flutter and flee hither and thither, restlessly. Calmly stay where you are; do good; faithfully do your duty, do all in your power. Rest in the Lord! Know that He is but playing with you as a mother does with her child, as an eagle does with her young. What of the fiercest storm, the direst need, if He is with you? Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him! Yes, smile as a little child does that is about to fall, when first attempting to walk, because its mother is right near. Try to spread your wings as young eagles do that are about to fall, but whose mother takes them up on her wings. Delight yourself in the Lord. He shall give you the desires of your heart: salvation, O salvation! Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him!
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus, You are mine and I am Yours. And You love me, and You are almighty. And You are always with me. Therefore, when trouble arises, great trouble, then help, O help me, Lord Jesus, to rest in You and joyfully and patiently to wait for You. You shall help me. Amen.

Third Part : The Christian's Life and Death
October 29, 2020