“We wait for Thy loving-kindness, O God.” – Psalm 48:8

Wars and rumors of wars are everywhere now, and we know that dark days are coming on the earth. But through all the thousand clamors that even now we cannot help hearing, these calm words come like the sound of bells through the storm: “We wait for Thy loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of Thy temple.” So within, all is to be peace. “All hail,” said our risen Saviour to the troubled women, “be of good cheer” and “peace be unto you.”

What is around the next corner? We do not know, but we do know that we shall find that for which we wait– the lovingkindness of our God. Things were dark in the political world when Elijah said, “It is enough”, but we know that what was happening in the spiritual world at that moment was that an angel was on his way to support the prophet. Things were dark when Elisha said, “Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?” But in the spiritual world, things were happening, for the Lord made the host of the Syrians hear a noise of of chariots and of horses, even the noise of a great host”, and they were defeated.

Some of Winston Churchill’s words are great for these days for our kingdom work and spiritual welfare: “Let us move of forward steadfastly together into the storm and through the storm, “into and through”, yes, that is it! Be of good courage, be of good cheer.

– Amy Carmichael
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