Rising in His Confidence
Nothing shall by any means hurt you.
LUKE 10:19 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle ... read more
Rooted in the Rock of God
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth even forever.
HOPE it may be the happiest year of your life, as I think each succeeding year of everybody's life should be, if only ever ... read more
Sacrificing for the Good of Others
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
SUN of the soul, Thou light divine,
Around and in us brightly shine,
To strength and gladness wake us.
Where Thou shinest, life from heaven
There is given; ... read more
Satisfied With God Alone
Do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord.
LET me not dwell so much within
My bounded heart, with anxious heed--
Where all my searches meet with sin,
And nothing satisfies my need--
It shuts me from the sound and sight
Of ... read more
Seeing the Master
I will delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy word.
Which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His word.
Lo! at Thy feet I wait Thy will,
Let that alone my being fill,
All earthly passions calm an ... read more
Seeing the Will of God in Daily Events
The very hairs of your head are all numbered.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God.
NO trouble is too small wherein to see the will of God for thee. Great troubles come but seldom. Daily fretting trials, that ... read more
Seek Him in Everything
On whatsoever errand I shall send thee thou shalt go; and whatsoever I shall command thee thou shalt speak.
JEREMIAH 1:7 (R. V. MARGIN)
THERE is no change of time and place with Thee;
Where'er I go, 't is still with me the same;
Within Thy prese ... read more
Seek His Strength
Seek the Lord, and His strength: seek His face evermore.
O JESUS CHRIST, grow Thou in me,
And all things else recede;
My heart be daily nearer Thee,
From sin be daily freed.
Make this poor self grow less and less,
Be Thou my l ... read more
Seek to Please Him
I will run the way of Thy commandments, when Thou shalt enlarge my heart.
My hands also will I lift up unto Thy commandments, which I have loved.
LOVE is higher than duty. But the reason is that love in reality cont ... read more
Seeking the Same
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it, and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He ... read more
Self: The Greatest Burden
The troubles of my heart are enlarged: Oh, bring Thou me out of my distresses.
Low at His feet lay thy burden of carefulness,
High on His heart He will bear it for thee,
Comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,
Guiding ... read more
Thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee.
HIS eyes were bright with intelligence and trained powers of observation; and they were beautiful with kindliness, and with the well-bred habit of giving ... read more
Serenity in Christ
Make me to go in the path of Thy commandments, for therein do I delight.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
--JOHN ... read more
Serve His Will
And, whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.
IF you love Him as I want you to do, you will offer Him the whole use of your day, as you open your eyes to the light of each morning, to be spent in active ser ... read more
Short Time for God
It is good for me to draw near to God.
AND the sea of care grows still
In the shining of Thy smile;
And Thy love's all-quickening ray
Chases night and pain away,
That my heart grows light the while.
WOLFGANG CHRISTOPH DESSLER ... read more
Singleness of Heart
He that in these things serveth Christ is accept.able to God, and approved of men.
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Thy commandments.
TRUE fidelity consists in obeying God in all thing ... read more
Small Things Give Anxiety
The Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in all ways.
2 THESSALONIANS 3:16 (R. V.)
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of Thy presence.
LET my life be hid in Thee,
Life of life and Light of light!
Love's illimi ... read more
Source of Peace
Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His ways . . . Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
WE think it a gallant thing, to be fluttering up to heaven with our wings of knowledge and speculation; wh ... read more
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness.
NO, my dear Lord, in following Thee,
Not in the dark, uncertainly,
This foot obedient moves;
'Tis with a ... read more
Spring of Life
Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
THERE'S not a craving in the mind
Thou dost not meet and still;
There's not a wish the heart can have
Which Thou dost not fulfil.
FMERICK W. FABER
YOU ... read more
Stay Close to God
According to your faith be it unto you.
Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
FIND that while faith is steady nothing can disquiet me, and when faith totters nothing ... read more
Staying By the Way
That they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glori-fied.
ISAIAH 61:3 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
2 PETER ... read more
Staying Near the Power
Nevertheless, I am continually with Thee: Thou hast holden me by my right hand.
FAITH is a grasping of Almighty power;
The hand of man laid on the arm of God;
The grand and blessed hour
In which the things, impossible to me,
Beco ... read more
Continuing steadfastly in prayer. ROMANS 12:12 (R. V.)
PRAYER is a preparation for danger, it is the armor for battle. Go not into the dangerous world without it. You kneel down at night to pray and drowsiness weighs down your eyelids. A hard day's w ... read more
Stones God is Shaping
Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
WHEN God ... read more
Strength For the Weary Heart
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
Lord, all my desire is before Thee.
THINK not again the wells of Life to fill,
By any conscious act of your own will;
Reti ... read more
Strength For What Comes
Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9
The Lord stood with me, and strengthened me.
2 TIMOTHY 4:17
TO His own the Saviour giveth
To each tro ... read more
Strength in Christ
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Let him take hold of my strength.
THOU canst o'ercome this heart of mine,
Thou wilt victorious prove;
For everlasting strength is Thine,
And ev ... read more
Strength to Walk
Blessed are all they that wait for Him.
I WILL trust again His love, His power,
Though I cannot feel His hand to-day; To His help anew I will betake me,
Though His countenance seems turned away!
Though without one smile, one gracious ... read more
Strengthen or Remove
According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
--2 PETER 1:3
WE often try in vain to cut up our errors by the roots, to fight e ... read more
Strong in Christ
Strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.
MAY we not only be delivered from the outward act or word that grieves Thee, but may the very springs of our nature be purified! ... read more
Strong in His Strength
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth.
MY cloud of battle.dust may dim,
His veil of splendor curtain Him;
And, in the midnight of my fear,
I may not feel Him standing near ... read more
Strong to the End
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
1 CORINTHIANS 16:13
STAND then in His great might,
With all His strength endued;
But take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God.
Leave no unguarded place,
No weakness of ... read more
Submission, Not Fretting
His heart fretteth against the Lord.
I know, 0 Lord, that Thy judgments are right and that Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me
AND my soul complaineth not,
For no pain or fears dismay her;
Still she clings ... read more
Surrender in Faith
Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.
OH, let my thought, my actions, and my will
Obedient solely to Thy impulse move,
My heart and senses keep Thou blameless still,
Fixed and absorbed in Thine unbounded ... read more
Take It to the Lord
Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.
1 PETER 5:7
HOW gentle God's commands!
How kind His precepts are!
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord,
And trust His constant care.
His goodness stands approved
Down to the present day; ... read more
Take Up Wings
Oh, that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
PSALMS 55: 6
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles.
IS there no way of escape for us when in ... read more
Tell Him Your Thoughts
My soul is also sore vexed; but Thou, 0 Lord, how long? Return, 0 Lord, deliver my soul; oh, save me for Thy mercies' sake.
PSALMS 6:3, 4
I LAY my head upon Thy infinite heart,
I hide beneath the shelter of Thy wing;
Pursued and tempted, helple ... read more
Telling the Truth
Lying lips are abomination to the Lord, but they that deal truly are His delight.
Wherefore, putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor; for we are members one of another.
IT seems to me, that the ... read more
Temptations Can Be Opportunities
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
TEMPTATION is surely an assault to be withstood, but at the same time it is an opportunity to be seized. ... read more
Thankfulness, Not Longing
I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel.
SAVE our blessings, Master, save
From the blight of thankless eye,
Teach us for all joys to crave
Benediction pure and high,
Own them given, endure them gone,
Shrink from ... read more
The Acceptance of the Divine
I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
WHEN over d ... read more
The Best Thing
Rejoice in the Lord alway; and again I say, Rejoice.
REJOICE in hope and fear;
Rejoice in life and death;
Rejoice when threatening storms are near,
And comfort languisheth:
When should not they rejoice
Whom Christ His brethren ... read more
The Call to Live in Him
Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you; abide ye in my love.
--JOHN 15:9 (R. V.)
ABIDE IN ME: These words are the command of love, which is ever only a promise in a different shape. Think of this until all feeling of burden and fea ... read more
The Christian Service
Who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord? --1 CHRONICLES 29:5
My blessed task from day to day
Is humbly, gladly, to obey.
--HARRIET MCEWEN KIMBALL
THE only way to restore a weakened will is by exercising itself i ... read more
The Correct Perspective
My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work.
THEY who tread the path of labor follow where My feet have trod;
They who work without complaining do the holy will of God.
--HENRY VAN DYKE
WHENCE comes it ... read more
The Divine Example
He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.
I JOHN 2:6
SINCE our way is troublesome and obscure, He commands us to mark His footsteps, tread where His feet have stood, and not only invites us forward by the argum ... read more
The Divine Shepherd Hears His Sheep
He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when He shall hear it, He will answer thee.
THAT Was the Shepherd of the flock; He knew
The distant voice of one poor sheep astray;
It had forsaken Him, but He was true,
A ... read more
The Endurance of God
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer.
Let Thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for Thy law is my delight.
O BLESSED life! the heart at rest
When all without tumultuous seems;
That ... read more
The Eternal End
That we . . . may grow up in all things into Him, which is the head, even Christ; from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in due measure of each several part, maketh the incr ... read more