As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God" (Ps. 42:1).
The believer in the midst of processing, is progressing.
"If spiritual thirst is the language of your heart, there is great blessing in store for you. When believers are being turned upside-down and inside-out they are apt to be much discouraged, and to have their souls disquieted' within them. But even amid the exercise the Father would give us the encouragement of knowing that He has taken us up to bring us into inconceivable blessing.
"We must travel through these processings, for the simple reason that if the Lord Jesus is to be everything, the old man must be nothing, and it is often times a long journey to reach this point in the history of the soul. Hence the long, dreary, and painful years of self-occupation' through which most believers drag their slow steps of spiritual progress." -C.A.C.
"The old man may not always appear deceitful and hateful; on the contrary, it may be cultured, refined, and religious. Whatever its behaviour, it is still changeless flesh, unimprovable, incorrigible, and incurable. There remains, then, no remedy but that which the Father has provided - condemnation, crucifixion, death with the Lord Jesus." -G.M.
"He remaineth; and He leads us into experiences of desolation here in order that we may not only see how little we know Him as the source of all joy, but in order that we may turn to Him and find not only relief, but full resources in Himself. It is only in solitude that we come to realize this." -J.B.S.
Right down to Romans 7:24 -
"Oh, wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"
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