A few weeks ago I preached a four-part sermon series titled, “Wrestling with God.” (You can listen to any or all of them by going back to the home page, clicking the Media tab, and the first item you see will say “Sermons.”) As I concluded the last of the four messages I quoted Andrew Murray, the great 19th-early 20th Century South African missionary, pastor and prayer warrior on how to deal with the trials and storms of life. Several people told me how helpful his words were, so I told them I would post them on our website.
Without further editorial comment from me, here they are. I hope you will find them helpful.
Andrew Murray’s ‘four anchors’ in dealing with trial:
1. Say, God brought me here. It is by his will I am in this difficult place and in that fact I will rest.
2. He will keep me here in his love and give me grace to behave as his child.
3. Then he will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons he intends for me to learn.
4. In his good time he can bring me out again – how and when he knows.
So let me say, I am:
1. here by God’s appointment;
2. in his keeping;
3. under his training;
4. for his time.
If Pastor Murray’s words minister grace to you, I am, and I’m sure he would be, well pleased.