"Rest in the Lord,
and wait patiently for Him"
In all circumstances
of faith's trial,
of prayer's delay,
of hope deferred,
of hearts' testing,
the most proper and graceful posture of the soul
- that which insures the largest revenue of blessing to us and of glory to God -
is a patient waiting on the Lord.
The moral discipline of patience is most costly.
It keeps the soul humble,
The mercy in which it results is
all the more prized and precious
from the long season of hopeful expectation.
God's time, though it tarry,
when it comes
proves always to have been the best.
"My soul, wait only upon God,
for my expectation is from him."