No Cross, No Crown. By William Penn
And the prophet adds, “Blessed are all those who wait upon God” And why? “For those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” The encouragement is great. O hear him once more! “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him.” Behold the inward life and joy of the righteous, the true worshippers! – those whose spirits have bowed to the appearance of God’s Spirit in them, leaving and forsaking all that it appeared against, and embracing whatever it led them to.