These are the lean days in our camp operations. Economic times are tough and stagnant churches certainly to not help our inner angst. Here is some encouragement from a few quotes that have converged into my meditations in recent days.
In his biography of George Muller, A.T. Pierson wrote:
“Fluctuations in income and apparent prosperity did not take Muller by surprise. He expected them, for if there were no crisis and critical emergencies, how could there be critical deliverances…His trust was in the “I am the Lord God…I change not” His feet were on the Rock of ages that no earthquake shock could move from its eternal foundation.”
From Andrew Murray comes from this reminder:
‘What an excellent thing it is when we have nothing, and can really rely on nothing, but yet are acquainted with the living God, who made heaven and earth, and place our confidence alone in Him, which enables us to be tranquil even in necessity”.
Chuck Swindoll gives us this memorable quote:
Circumstances’ that turn against us force dependence
Circumstances’ that force dependence teach us patience
Circumstances that teach us patience make us wise
The prophet Jeremiah summarizes our cry in need:
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Keep Looking UP!