Friday, January 24, 2020

Wait for Him

I cannot remember how I came across this hymn (and perhaps others of you already are familiar with it?)- but it has been such 
a blessing to me in times of discouragement when even though I had confidence from God's Word what I was asking is His will, a long time had still passed without receiving the answer. I thought it would be good to share it here with others. I wrote it down on a paper in my Bible, to read often. Though some prayers I still have not seen answered that I am confident are His will, still I must often be reminded to "wait for Him, wait for Him", and plead His sure promises...for it's easy for me to become discouraged when I am not remembering daily His promises, and claiming them by His grace. I pray this hymn is as much of a blessing to you as it is to me! 
If you are interested in hearing the melody, it can be downloaded on this page HERE.


Do thy prayers to God seem unavailing?
Wait for Him, wait for Him;
Are thine eyes from looking upward, failing?
Wait for Him, wait for Him;
If you plead his promise sure,
And your faith in Him endure,
You the answer shall secure;
Wait for Him, wait for Him.

 "Has the Lord forgotten?" art thou saying?
Wait for Him, wait for Him;
Tho' He tarry long, still keep on praying,
Wait for Him, wait for Him;
Patience gains by waiting long;
Faith, by waiting, groweth strong;
In the night Hope learns her song--
Wait for Him, wait for Him.

His delaying does not mean denying--
Wait for Him, wait for Him;
He doth mark thy bitter tears, thy sighing--
Wait for Him, wait for Him;
There's a reason all unguessed
Why thy heart is yet unblessed;
Oh, believe He knoweth best--
Wait for Him, wait for Him.

 God is true and faithful! doubt it never!
Wait for Him, wait for Him;
He will keep His covenant forever--
Wait for Him, wait for Him;
Heav'n and earth shall pass away,
But His word abides for aye;
God will answer thee some day--
Wait for Him, wait for Him.

I would love to hear of any Scripture verses, hymns, and/or quotes that have been an encouragement to you if you have the time to leave a comment - it would be a blessing to me. :) Each comment from my readers that I recieve always is! I would like to thank you all for the encouraging comments you leave. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Two Precious Promises

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. -Psalm 34:10

 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. - Deuteronomy 4:29


  Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 

  Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore. - Psalm 105:3-4

 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. -2 Peter 1:4

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Encouragements to Prayer

Dear brethren, if we shut our ears to what Jesus tells us, we shall never have power in prayer, nor shall we enjoy intimate communion with the Well-beloved. -C.H. Spurgeon


If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, 
ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 15:7

 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
John 16:24

Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
 The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
Mark 14:38

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.
Psalm 66:18

  For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
1 Peter 3:12

  The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the 
prayer of the upright is his delight. 
Proverbs 15:8

  And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

   Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.  And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

   And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18:1-8

What a wonderful, precious thing it is that our Lord has given us in being able to draw near to the throne of grace through our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Let us not slight it, or come into it with unprepared hearts...but let us thank Him and search our hearts and ask Him to teach us to pray! 

  Hebrews 10:19   Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

  Hebrews 10:20   By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

  Hebrews 10:21   And having an high priest over the house of God;

  Hebrews 10:22   Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 


   I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number...

Job 5:8-9

And in closing, a precious promise....

  Psalms 102:17   He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.