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Encouragements to Patient Waiting

By John MacDuff

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   Chapter 1 - The Chastening Rod - ENCOURAGEMENTS TO PATIENT WAITING by John MacDuff, 1864 INTRODUCTION May the effort "to speak a word to him that is weary" be attended wi
   Chapter 2 - Vain is the Help of Man - "Do not put your trust in mortal men, in whom there is no help."--Psalms 146:3 In one sense we are very dependent on each other. How does the infan
   Chapter 3 - The Cry of Distress - "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God--and he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry entered into his ears."--2 Samuel 22
   Chapter 4 - Past Joys - "The joy of our heart is ceased."--Lamentations 5:15 The retrospect of the past, in its power to excite joy or grief, depends very much on our pres
   Chapter 5 - Submission - "May Your will be done."--Luke 11:2 Such is part of the prayer which our Savior taught His disciples. It is familiar to us all. We have lisped it a
   Chapter 6 - You Are My God - "My soul follows hard after you."--Psalms 63:8 And it is the desire of our heavenly Father that it should. To this He brings all His dear children
   Chapter 7 - The Remembrancer - "You write bitter things against me."--Job 13:26 Sickness is often a painful remembrancer. The, past, which seemed forgotten, comes back with its t
   Chapter 8 - Not Forsaken - "When the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves--for the wind was contrary."--Matthew
   Chapter 9 - Be Not Afraid - "And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit--and they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus sp
   Chapter 10 - If Need Be - "Though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness."--1 Peter 1:6 Of all things, the most difficult is to realize truly "the need be" for o
   Chapter 11 - Heavier Sorrows - "I am afraid of all my sorrows."--Job 9:28 When trial after trial comes upon us, or when our prayers seem unanswered, and our days and nights of si
   Chapter 12 - Sunshine - "Lord, lift up the light of your countenance upon us."--Psalms 4:6 A time of sickness is not infrequently a time of gloom. We seem to be surrounded
   Chapter 13 - Grace Sufficient - "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you--for my strength is made perfect in weakness."--2 Corinthians 12:9 Nothing affords such sweet
   Chapter 14 - If the Lord Will - "This is the confidence we have in approaching God--that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--what
   Chapter 15 - The Swelling of Jordan - "How will you do in the swelling of Jordan?" Jeremiah 12:5 No Scripture reader can have failed to notice that the journeyings of the children of Is
   Chapter 16 - Bearing Fruit - "Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit." --John 15:8 In regard to the sphere of Christian duty and usefulness, there is no mistak
   Chapter 17 - Christian Joy - "You have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy." --John 16:22 These precious words were
   Chapter 18 - Contentment - "I have learned to be content in whatever state I am in." --Philippians 4:11 How few among us have made this advancement in knowledge! How ready ar

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