Why there is no answer

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by gruru, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. gruru

    gruru New Member

    I copy here from Spurgeon's M&E, maybe it will help someone, as the subject of patience, perseverance etc. seem to touch many of the readers.
    God's love be with you for this day!

    March 29 Evening

    "I called him, but he gave me no answer."
    --Song of Solomon 5:6

    Prayer sometimes tarrieth, like a petitioner at the gate,
    until the King cometh forth to fill her bosom with the blessings
    which she seeketh. The Lord, when he hath given great faith, has
    been known to try it by long delayings. He has suffered his
    servants' voices to echo in their ears as from a brazen sky.
    They have knocked at the golden gate, but it has remained
    immovable, as though it were rusted upon its hinges. Like
    Jeremiah, they have cried, "Thou hast covered thyself with a
    cloud, that our prayer should not pass through." Thus have true
    saints continued long in patient waiting without reply, not
    because their prayers were not vehement, nor because they were
    unaccepted, but because it so pleased him who is a Sovereign,
    and who gives according to his own pleasure. If it pleases him
    to bid our patience exercise itself, shall he not do as he wills
    with his own! Beggars must not be choosers either as to time,
    place, or form. But we must be careful not to take delays in
    prayer for denials: God's long dated bills will be punctually
    honoured; we must not suffer Satan to shake our confidence in
    the God of truth by pointing to our unanswered prayers.
    Unanswered petitions are not unheard. God keeps a file for our
    prayers--they are not blown away by the wind, they are treasured
    in the King's archives. This is a registry in the court of
    heaven wherein every prayer is recorded. Tried believer, thy
    Lord hath a tear bottle in which the costly drops of sacred
    grief are put away, and a book in which thy holy groanings are
    numbered. By and by, thy suit shall prevail. Canst thou not be
    content to wait a little? Will not thy Lord's time be better
    than thy time? By and by he will comfortably appear, to thy
    soul's joy, and make thee put away the sackcloth and ashes of
    long waiting, and put on the scarlet and fine linen of full
  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    This brought back many good memories. I have many of Dr. Spurgeon's books of sermons. They are the most remarkable writings I have ever read.

    Shalom, Shirl