荒漠甘泉11/10

荒漠甘泉∕11 月10日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「他在無可指望的時候,因信仍有指望。」(羅馬書四章 18 節)

 

  按照外表的情形看來,亞伯拉罕再沒有絲毫理由可以期望應許的實現了。但是他相信耶和華的話,仍然期望他的後裔多如眾星。

 

  我的心哪,你不像亞伯拉罕那樣,只有一個應許;在你面前放置著很多應許,很多信心的模範;所以你應當大膽信賴神的話了。雖然救助可能不即來到,惡者的勢力可能日甚一日,你不要喪膽;你還當剛強、喜樂,因為神最榮耀的應許是這樣成就的,在最沒有盼望的時候成就的。

 

  神的拯救,常會在我們極端困難、極端痛苦、極端危險的時候才肯出現,好叫我們清清楚楚看見神的手指,好叫我們不再信靠眼見和感覺。單單信靠神的話語是最穩妥不過的,因為神的話語在任何情形下都是可信靠的。 ── 濮該斯該(C. H. Von Bogatzky

 

  記住!眼見停止的時候,乃是信心工作的時候。困難越大,信心越容易工作;天然的能力還留著一點的時候,信心就沒有像天然能力完全失敗的時候那樣容易工作。 莫勒(George Mueller

 
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“Under hopeless circumstances he hopefully believed.” (Rom. 4:18.) (Weymouth.)

Abraham’s faith seemed to be in a thorough correspondence with the power and constant faithfulness of Jehovah. In the outward circumstances in which he was placed, he had not the greatest cause to expect the fulfillment of the promise. Yet he believed the Word of the Lord, and looked forward to the time when his seed should be as the stars of heaven for multitude.

O my soul, thou hast not one single promise only, like Abraham, but a thousand promises, and many patterns of faithful believers before thee: it behooves thee, therefore, to rely with confidence upon the Word of God. And though He delayeth His help, and the evil seemeth to grow worse and worse, be not weak, but rather strong, and rejoice, since the most glorious promises of God are generally fulfilled in such a wondrous manner that He steps forth to save us at a time when there is the least appearance of it.

He commonly brings His help in our greatest extremity, that His finger may plainly appear in our deliverance. And this method He chooses that we may not trust upon anything that we see or feel, as we are always apt to do, but only upon His bare Word, which we may depend upon in every state. --- C. H. Von Bogatzky.

Remember it is the very time for faith to work when sight ceases. The greater the difficulties, the easier for faith; as long as there remain certain natural prospects, faith does not get on even as easily as where natural prospects fail. --- George Mueller.

 

 

 

 

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