Saturday, October 18, 2008

Strength in Times of Trial

Reading today’s message in "A Farmer’s Year", by Angus Buchan, (renowned , much-loved South African Evangelist) which he quotes in part, from another source, I realised that we are never alone during times of trial and tribulation.

[Quote] “I asked for strength – and God gave me difficulties to strengthen me. I asked for wisdom – and God gave me problems to learn to solve. I asked for courage – and God gave me dangers to overcome. I asked for love – and God gave me troubled people to help. I asked for favours – and God gave me opportunities. I asked for prosperity – and God gave brains and brawn to work. I received nothing I wanted – I received everything I needed. My prayers have been answered. “[Unquote]

At the moment I am waiting for an answer to a specific prayer. Even though God may have something totally different planned for me, I am content that whatever it is, it will be the perfect solution to my problem. I am confident that what the Lord has planned for me, is good because He tells me so in His Holy Word. (Jeremiah 29:11. "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”)

If you are wondering whether God will answer your prayer, take heart. All you need to do, is to humbly submit to His will and follow Him faithfully . He only wants the best for those who love and obey Him.


  1. I really needed to read this after the week I've had with the loss of my beloved Zonde, as it has been a week where I've definitely needed strength. Thanks for a lovely post, Jo and I hope that you get the answer you are looking & waiting for.

  2. I'm pleased that my post gave you strength after this very sad week. You are constantly in my prayers. I trust I will get what I need... Hugs Jo


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