Contrary to many Christian thinkers, the Scriptures are replete with references that life on this earth, living in a fallen world, with fallen creatures, will bring many trials, tribulations, and sufferings.
Suffering is inescapable. Given this, it serves us well to seek God's advice when we encounter these periods, or find our friends, and family in these sufferings.
This book has become a very special text to me, and I am most grateful to Andrew Murray for helping me reshape my thinking in this regard.
Before this text, my expectation was, "God, get me out of here". But, it would seem, this is part of life, and God uses, and can even be glorified in our trials.
As of this writing, I would say that I have not found the peak of this particular period of trial in my life. I long for it. I feel weary, but now I have a most trusted friend in this text to refer to, and help me to better have a holy view of our sufferings.
I highly recommend this text to anyone who is in a period of prolonged suffering.
Please continue on to see a listing of my 31 posts from Murray's "Waiting on God"...
Day #1 - The God of our Salvation
Day #2 - The Keynote of Life
Day #3 - The True Place of the Creature
Day #4 - For Supplies
Day #5 - For Instructions
Day #6 - For All Saints
Day #7 - A Plea in Prayer
Day #8 - Strong and of Good Courage
Day #9 - With the Heart
Day #10 - In Humble Fear and Hope
Day #11 - Patiently
Day #12 - Keeping His Ways
Day #13 - For More than we Know
Day #14 - The Way to the New Song
Day #15 - For His Counsel
Day #16 - For His Light in the Heart
Day #17 - In Times of Darkness
Day #18 - To Reveal Himself
Day #19 - As a God of Judgment
Day #20 - Who Waits on Us
Day #21 - The Almighty One
Day #22 - Its Certainty of Blessing
Day #23 - For Unlooked-for Things
Day #24 - To Know His Goodness
Day #25 - Quietly
Day #26 - In Holy Expectation
Day #27 - For Redemption
Day #28 - For the Coming of His Son
Day #29 - For the Promise of the Father
Day #30 - Continually
Day #31 - Only