"'Hope thou in God.'
"Oh, remember this: There is never a time when we may not hope in God. Whatever our 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, 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 ten 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 shouldest 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 wilt do it in Thine own time and way.' Thus invariably I have found that (with the exception of one case, for which I have preyed since November 10th, 1844) my prayer has been answered. And I cannot tell you what an effect this has had on my life, and how it has made me a happy man; and in my greatly advanced age it makes me a very happy man.
"'For I shall yet praise him.' More prayer, more exercise of faith, more patient waiting, and the result will be blessing, abundant blessing. Thus I have found it many hundreds of times, and therefore I continually say to myself, 'Hope thou in God.'" —George Mueller (1805 - 1898)