‘The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him’ (Lamentations 3:25)
The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works; but He is especially benevolent, kind, and attentive to the praying, waiting soul. He has prepared of His goodness for the poor, and His goodness is ever great towards us.
He bids us ask, promises to bestow, makes us wait, and then blesses us greatly. We have proved Him to be good; but if we had more faith in Him, and were more earnest with Him, we should see and enjoy His goodness in a much greater degree.
He delivered David from the horrible pit; Jeremiah from the dungeon; Daniel from the lions; Peter from the waves; and Paul from the forty Jews. “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.”
He will renew our strength, illumine our path, take vengeance on our foes, and introduce us into the glorious liberty of the children of God. So let us wait for Him in faith, look for Him in hope, and plead with Him to work in us all the good pleasure of His will, and the work of faith with power. Wait for the Lord and prove Him good.
Jesus, preserve my soul from sin,
Nor let me faint for want of Thee;
I’ll wait till Thou appear within,
And plant Thy heavenly love in me;
In every soul that waits for Thee,
Thou wilt Thy goodness, Lord, display.
THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)
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