God Knows What He is Doing To Us
Ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done, saith the Lord God.
JOY is the lesson set for some,
For others pain best teacher is;
We know not which for us shall come,
But both are Heaven's high mini ... read more
God So Loved
God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
LET your love be wide as His,
With the whole world around His knees;
Gather into your warm heart
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God Will Be Acknowledged
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.
LET us begin from this moment to acknowledge Him in all our ways, and do everything, whatsoever we do, as service to Him and for His glory, depending upon Him alone for wisd ... read more
God Will Take Care Of You
Great peace have they which love Thy law; and they have none occasion of stumbling.
--PSALMS 119:165 (R. V.)
IN Thy might all things I bear,
In Thy love find bitter sweet,
And with all my grief and care,
Sit in patience at Thy feet.
--A. H. ... read more
God's Commands are Not a Burden
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not grievous.
1 JOHN 5:3
His commandments grievous are not,
Longer than men think them so;
Though He send me forth, I care not,
Whilst He gives me strength to ... read more
God's Own Work Done By Us
In the shadow of His hand hath He hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver hath He hid me; and said unto me, Thou art my servant, 0 Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
THE glory is not in the task, but in The doing it for H ... read more
God's Peace for Our Anxieties
In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
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God's Purpose Revealed
That the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
2 CORINTHIANS 4:11
THE fretting friction of our daily life,
Heart-weariness with loving patience borne,
The meek endurance of the inward strife,
The painful crown of thorn,
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And now I exhort you to be of good cheer.
I will be glad and rejoice in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, 0 Thou most High.
IF you have a murmuring spirit, you cannot have true cheerfulness; it will generally show in ... read more
Good is His Will
Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee.
LORD! along this earthly way
Thou Thy pilgrim greetest;
To Thy thankful child each day
Thou Thy love repeatest;
Thou dost bid me weep no more,
Thou dost teach this song to ... read more
Growing Without Willing
Behold the fowls of the air ... consider the lilies of the field.
WAS in the act of kneeling down before the Lord my God, when a little bird came and perched near my window, and thus preached to me: "O thou grave man, look on me, an ... read more
Growth in Holiness
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ.
--2 CORINTHIANS 2:14
FIGHT the good fight
With all thy might;
Christ is thy Strength, and Christ thy Right;
Lay hold on life,
And it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally. ... read more
Happiness of God
Art Thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die.
My meditation of Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the Lord.
THE more our ideas about God are multiplied, the more various our thought ... read more
He Awaits An Invitation
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.
0 LOVE Divine!--whose constant beam
Shines on the eyes that will not see,
And waits ... read more
He Knows More
He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him.
TAKE it on trust a little while;
Soon shalt thou read the mystery right
In the full sunshine of His smile.
GOD is too wise not to know all about us, ... read more
He Longs for Our Love
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
MY song is love unknown;
My Saviour's love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
HE ... read more
He Loves the Effort
But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ.
LORD, to Thy call of me I bow,
Obey like Abraham;
Thou lov'st me becaase Thou art Tho ... read more
He Will Give Light
The Lord will lighten my darkness.
2 SAMUEL 22:29
Upon whom doth not His light arise?
HOPE, then, though woes be doubled,
Hope, and be undismayed;
Let not thy heart be troubled,
Nor let it be afraid.
This prison where thou art,
Thy ... read more
He Will Hear
We know not what we should pray for as we ought.
ROMANS 8:26 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do.
GRANT us not the ill
We blindly ask; in very love refuse
Whate'er Thou know'st our weakness would abuse.
JOHN ... read more
He Will Help You!
Let not your hearts faint; fear not, and do not tremble.
THOU wilt be near me, Father, when I fail,
For Thou hast called me now to be Thy son,
And when the foe within me may assail,
Help me to say in Christ, "Thy will be done; ... read more
He Will Teach His Ways
That which I see not teach Thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more.
He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths.
YES, take my heart, and in it rule;
Direct it as it pleaseth Thee;
I will be s ... read more
Helping Our Neighbor
Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good.
Let us consider one another.
LOOK around you, first in your own family, then among your friends and neighbors, and see whether there be not some one whose little ... read more
He's Still Glorified
That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death.
WHAT within me and withoutHourly on my spirit weighs,
Burdening heart and soul with doubt,
Darken ... read more
Hide Your Pain
Let all that ye do be done in love.
1 CORINTHIANS 16:14 (R. V.)
IF thou art blessed,
Then let the sunshine of thy gladness rest
On the dark edges of each cloud that lies
Black in thy brother's skies. If thou art sad,
Still be thou in thy br ... read more
His Love, Not Ours
In His love and in His pity He redeemed them.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.
GOD only knows the love of God:
Oh, that it now were shed abroad
In this poor stony ... read more
His Will Becomes Mine
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him.
We have the mind of Christ.
1 CORINTHIANS 2:16
NEVER further than Thy cross;
Never higher than Thy feet;
Here earth's precious things seem dross;
Here e ... read more
His Will in Your Surroundings
As bond-servants [margin] of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. EPHESIANS 6:6 (R. V.)
LORD Jesus, turn us from the noise
Of endless strivings and empty joys,
To find forever Thy one true peace,
Rest from sorrow, from sin release!
HAR ... read more
His Will is Done
Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
THY Father reigns supreme above,
The glory of His name
Is Grace and Wisdom, Truth and Love,
His will must be the same.
And thou hast asked all joys in one,
In whispering forth, "Thy will ... read more
Hold on to the Hand
I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee.
DON'T be content with spending all your time on your faults, but try to get a step nearer to God. It is not He who is far away from us, but we ... read more
How Love for Christ Frees Us
I will delight myself in Thy commandments, which I have loved.
THIS everlasting and compunctious study of duty, duty to everybody, everywhere, every day,--it keeps you questioning all the while, rasping in a torment of debates and co ... read more
How to Think of God
God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 CORINTHIANS 4:6
Surely, He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.
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Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.
PSALMS 107:5,6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
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I Have Refined Thee
Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
I WILL not let Thee go; Thou Help in time of need!
Heap ill on ill, I trust Th ... read more
I See Your Sorrows
And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.
THOU knowest, Lord, the weariness and sorrow
Of the sad heart th ... read more
In Not Of
I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
IN the hour of trial,
Jesu, plead for me;
Lest by base denial
I depart from Thee.
OUR Lord would have His p ... read more
In the Fighting
Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a people for His own possession, zealous of good works.
TITUS 2:14 (R. v.)
LOVE only can the conquest win,
The strength of sin subdue;
Come, O my Saviour, ... read more
For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy work: I will triumph in the works of Thy hands. PSALMS 92:4
(This outer world we tread on) as a harp,--
A gracious instrument on whose fair strings
We learn those airs we shall be set to p ... read more
Inheritance of the Saints
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
NOT their own, ah! not from earth was flowing
That high strain to which their souls were tuned;
Year by year we saw th ... read more
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. . . . Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
--PHILIPPIANS 2:2, 5
JESUS, Thy all-victorious love
Shed in my heart abroad;
Then shal ... read more
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful.
COLOSSIANS 3:15 (R. V.)
MAY faith, deep rooted in the soul,
Subdue our flesh, our minds control;
May guile depart, and discord cease, ... read more
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
Plan not, nor scheme,--but calmly wait;
His choice is best.
While blind and erring is thy sight,
His wisdom sees and judges right,
So trust and re ... read more
In Thy presence is fulness of joy.
My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.,br> EXODUS 33:14
O REST of rests! O peace serene, eternal!
Thou ever livest, and Thou changest never;
And in the secret of Thy presence d ... read more
Is Christ Born in Us?
I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me
Christ in you, the hope of glory.
THOUGH Christ a thousand times in Bethlehem be born,
If He's not born in thee, thy soul is still forlorn.
T ... read more
Jesus In Your Heart
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.
Christ in you, the hope of glory.
ENTER my opening heart;
Fill in with love and peace and light from heaven;
Give me Thyself--for all in Thee is given;
Come--n ... read more
Joy in the Present
The meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Joy is Thy gift, 0 Father!
Thou wouldst not have us pine;
In darkest hours Thy comfort
Doth aye most brightly shine;
Ah, then how oft Thy ... read more
Joy of the Lord
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name, ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Meaneth all fulness and all grace,
Access in every time and place;
To whom this mercy is so free,
This privilege o ... read more
Just Do It!
See that ye hasten the matter.
2 CHRONICLES 24:5
AND grant me, Lord, to do,
With ready heart and willing,
Whate'er Thou shalt command,
My calling here fulfilling;
And do it when I ought,
With all my strength, and bless
The work I thus have ... read more
Keep Your Judgements in Check
Let us not therefore judge one another any more.
TELL not abroad another's faults
Till thou hast cured thine own;
Nor whisper of thy neighbor's sin
Till thou art perfect grown:
Then, when thy soul is pure enough
To bear My sear ... read more
Keeping the Focus
Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
--2 CORINTHIANS 10:5
"I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills." The vision of God unseals the lips of man. Herein lies strength for conflict with the common enemy of the praying wo ... read more
Kept By the Power of God
Truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord.
You, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
1 PETER 1:4,5
THOU must not look so much at the evil that is nigh, but rather at that which stands ready to pity ... read more