“To love God is to love His will. It is to wait quietly for life to be measured by One who knows us through and through. It is to be content with His timing and His wise appointment.” Elisabeth Elliot
Andrew Murray was born in 1828 and wrote over 200 books. His books are wonderful, and I especially love this book. I first read it about 20 years ago and it made a huge impact on my life. I learned so much about what “waiting on God” really meant. Although it was written so long ago, it’s still important to read today.
As a chronically ill Christian, my poor health seems to get more attention than it should. Being in constant pain takes your mind, even when you don’t want it to. It takes a specific effort to instead dwell on God and His goodness. Choosing to focus on God’s will takes my mind back to where He wants me to be.
Waiting on God, and waiting on Him only puts me in a state of contentment. Knowing that only God is in control of my life also brings contentment. I believe the Bible when it says that He wants the best for me. I trust that He knows what that “best” is. Because I believe that, I can truly be content with my poor health.
I still will continue to try things to improve my pain, but if I still suffer, I need to accept that, too. When I’m content with my situation, then I’m happy. I may not always be laughing, but the inner peace and tranquility of God’s love is more than enough.
Psalms 62:5 – My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.
I encourage you to read this book, Waiting on God. I believe you will be blessed.
@2017, copyright Lisa Ehrman
Waiting on God and Contentment