This is the George Muller (1805 -1898) that housed, fed and clothed many, many tens of thousands of orphans … depending entirely upon God and not soliciting funds from anyone.
“Is there any ground to be cast down? There are two reasons but only two…
1. If we are as yet unsaved, we have ground to be cast down, as we are headed for hell; or
2. If we have been saved and live in sin, then we are rightly cast down.
But except for these two things, there is no ground to be cast down, for all else may be brought before God in prayer, with supplication and thanksgiving. And regarding all our necessities, all our difficulties, all our trials, we may exercise faith in the power of God, and in the love of God.
“Hope thou in God.” (Psalm 42:5, 11; 43:5). Oh, remember this: There is never a time when we may not hope in God. Whatever out necessities, however great our difficulties, and though to all appearance help is impossible, yet our business is to hope in God, and it will be found that it is not in vain. In the Lord’s own time help will come.
Oh, the hundreds of times, yea, the thousands of times that I have found it thus within the past seventy years and four months.
When it seemed impossible that help could come, help did come; for God has his own resources. He is not confined. In then thousand different ways, and at ten thousand different times, God may help us.
Our business is to spread our cases before the Lord, in child-like simplicity … to pour out all our heart before God saying,
“I do not deserve that Thou shouldst hear me and answer my requests, but for the sake of my precious Lord Jesus; for his sake answer my prayer, and give me grace quietly to wait till it please Thee to answer my prayer. FOR I BELIEVE THOU WILL DO IT IN THINE OWN TIME AND WAY.”
“For I shall yet praise him” (Psalm 42:5, 11; 43:5). More prayer, more exercise of faith, more patient waiting, and the result will be blessing, abundant blessing. Thus I have found to many hundreds of times, and therefore I continually say to myself “Hope thou in God.” George Mueller.
“JESUS CHRIST MADE PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERINGS”