“…Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?…” Matthew 8:26
When we are in fear we can do nothing less than pray to God, but Our Lord has a right to expect that those who name His Name should have an understanding confidence in Him. God expects His children to be so confident in Him that in any crisis they are the reliable ones. Our trust is in God up to a certain point, then we go back to the elementary panic prayers of those who do not know God. We get to our wits’ end, showing that we have not the slightest confidence in Him and His government of the world; He seems to be asleep, and we see nothing but breakers ahead.
“O ye of little faith!” What a pang must have shot through the disciples — “Missed it again!” And what a pang will go through us when we suddenly realize that we might have produced down right joy in the heart of Jesus by remaining absolutely confident in Him, no matter what was ahead.
There are stages in life when there is no storm, no crisis, when we do our human best; it is when a crisis arises that we instantly reveal upon whom we rely. If we have been learning to worship God and to trust Him, the crisis will reveal that we will go to the breaking point and not break in our confidence in Him.
We have been talking a great deal about sanctification — what is it all going to amount to? It should work out into rest in God which means oneness with God, a oneness which will make us not only blameless in His sight, but a deep joy to Him. – Oswald Chambers
Please pray for Dr. Saunders who has been invited to speak at the Bible Presbyterian Family Camp being held in Hope, BC from Aug 30-Sept 1.
Let the Bible Speak Radio Broadcast
Rev. Ian Goligher has commenced a new radio broadcast on Sunday mornings at 9:30am on Joy Radio 1250AM. Please pray for this outreach opportunity as the Gospel will be spread across the greater Toronto area.
Whitefield Christian Schools
Please remember to pray for the staff, students, and parents during the summer break. Also pray for the administration of the school who have much work to do in preparation for September.
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Special Prayer Requests
Please remember Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian and Norm Lanting’s father.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders and Margaret Schenk.