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His Grace And Time


His grace on a South African pastor Andrew Murray visited England in 1895, he began to suffer pain from a previous back injury. While he was recuperating, his hostess told him of a woman who was in great trouble and wanted to know if he had any counsel for her.

Murray said, “Give her this paper which I have been writing for my own encouragement. It may be that she will find grace to help”.  This is what Murray wrote:

“In time of trouble say:  First– God brought me here, it is by His will I am in this strait place. In that I will rest. Next – He will keep me in His love and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child. Then – He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow. Last – In His good time he can bring me out again – how and when He knows. I am here – by God’s appointment, in His keeping, under His training, for his time.

We want the instant solution, the quik fix, but some things cannot be disposed of so readily; they can only be accepted, God will keep us by His love. By His grace we can rest in Him.


Rev Francis Waive

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