George Muller – His Desire For You
I desire that all the children of God who read this account of God’s work in Bristol be led to trust Him for everything they need under any circumstances. I pay that the many answers to prayer we have seen may encourage them to pray…
All believers are called upon, in the simple confidence of faith, to cast all their burdens on God and to trust Him for everything. They should not only make everything a subject of prayer, but expect answers to their petitions which they have asked according to His will and in the name of the Lord Jesus.
My faith is the same faith which is found in every believer. It has been increasing little by little for the last 26 years. When sometimes all has appeared to be dark in my ministry, I could l have bene overwhelmed in grief and despair. At such times I was encouraged in God by faith on His almighty power, His unchangeable love, and His infinite wisdom.
I said to myself, God is able and willing to deliver me. It is written, He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? This promise kept my soul in peace.
I give the glory to God alone that He has enabled me to trust in Him, and He has not permitted my confidence in Him to fail. No one should think that my depending on God is an unusual gift given to me, which other saints have no right to expect.
Trusting in God means more than obtaining money by prayer and faith. By the grace of God, I desire that my faith extend toward everything. I thank God for the faith He has given me, and I ask Him to uphold and increase it. Do not let Satan deceive you into thinking that you could not have the same faith.
When I lose something like a key, I ask the Lord to direct me to it; and I look for an answer to my prayer. When I do not understand a passage of the Word of God, I lift up my heart to the Lord that He would, by His Holy Spirit, instruct me, I expect to be taught, although I do not fix the time and manner it should be.
When I am going to minister the Word, I seek help for the Lord. While I am conscious of my natural inability as well as utter unworthiness, I am confident and cheerful because I look for His assistance and believe that He will help me.
You may do the same. Do not think that I am extraordinary or that I have privileges above God’s other dear children. I encourage you to try it! Stand firm in the hour of trial, and you will see the help of God, if you trust in Him. When we forsake the ways of the Lord in the hour of trial, the food for faith is lost.