Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 28, 2020

Satisfied With God

“The Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord will give grace and glory, no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11

George Mueller lived in the 1800s and is widely known for his prayer life. He started an orphan ministry and cared for 10,024 orphans during his lifetime. Never once did he ask for donations or attempt to raise funds – George solely relied on God’s provision and prayed in millions of dollars.

This in and of itself is amazing but what really captures my heart was when the love of his life, Mary, was about to pass away from rheumatic fever. George saw God do miraculous things for his orphans and had so many prayers answered. His unshakeable faith and confidence in God lead him to read Psalm 84:11 to his dying wife.

“I am a poor worthless sinner saved by the blood of Christ and I do not live in sin; I walk uprightly with God”, stated George. “Therefore, if it is really good for me, my darling wife will get well. But if not, then it would not have been a good thing for me. And so my heart is at rest; I am satisfied with God.”

George’s wife died, yet he was at peace. Why? Because George had cultivated a deep, dependent prayer life with God; he knew the heart of the Decision Maker. All was well with his soul even if his heart was breaking.

There are lots of things we pray for – prodigal children and spouses, sick loved ones, financial stressors, critical decisions, daily strength – the list is endless. Often we monopolize the conversation by telling God exactly what He needs to do. We layout out our agenda and complain if He chooses another answer. Not George Mueller, he loved the Answer Giver more than the answer.

Wonder how different our view of God would be if we simply believed He is sovereign over all? Not sure what prayers you are laying down at the feet of Jesus. But this I do know, the One who loves you more than you could imagine will always act on your behalf to do what is good even if it is painful, uncomfortable and not desired. We can trust Him fully to do what is best for everyone involved.

“Father, cultivate within us a vibrant prayer life focused on a relationship with You and not a demand of our wish list.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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