Belief Through the Darkness When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.
WHEN doubts disturb my troubled breast,
And all is dark as night to me,
Here, as on solid rock, I rest--
That so it seemeth good to Thee.
WHEN trouble, restless fears, anxious fretfulness, strive to overpower the soul, our safety is in saying, "My God, I ...read
Beyond Your Faults Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.
--PSALMS 37:8 (R. V.)
To anxious, prying thought,
And weary, fretting care,
The Highest yieldeth nought;
He giveth all to prayer.
DO not be disquieted about your faults. Love with.out ceasing, and much will be forgiven you, because you have loved much. Faults perceive ...read
Blessed Trust Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
THUS will I live and walk from day to day,
Contented, trustful, satisfied, and still;
What life so shielded, or what life so free,
As that within the centre of Thy will!
FOLLOW Christ in the denial of all the wills of self, and then ...read
By His Side Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:57
KEEP close to Christ, if conflict sore betide;
Stand fast, remembering He is at your side
To give you strength
In battle, and the victor's palm at length.
German, tr. by FRANCES E.COX
IF we would endeavor, like men of courage, to stand i ...read
Called to Be Sons Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.
I JOHN 3:1
DOST think thy prayers He doth not heed?
He knows full well what thou dost need,
And heaven and earth are His;
My Father and my God, who still
Is with my soul in every ill.
BEHOLD and see thy Lord thy ...read
Cast Every Day on Him All things are possible to him that believeth.
My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9
IT is possible, I dare to say, for those who will in-deed draw on their Lord's power for deliverance and victory, to live a life in which His promises are taken as they stand, and found ...read
Caused by God That the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
FIRM against every doubt of Thee
For all my future way,--
To walk in heaven's eternal light
Throughout the changing day.
Ah! such a day as Thou shalt own
When suns have ceased to shine!
A day of burdens borne by Thee,
And work that ...read
Center of the Soul Behold, I will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.
Glory, honor, and peace, to every man that work-eth good.
TRUE peace is when the soul revolves around its centre, Almighty God, craving for nothing but what God continually supplies, its passions subdued to it-self, itself lovingly loyal to God, ...read
Changing Discontent to Delight
I delight to do Thy will, 0 my God; yea, Thy law is within my heart.
CROWN us with love, and so with peace;
Transfigure duty to delight;
Our lips inspire, our faith increase,
Brighten with hope our darkest night.
Bring us from earthly bondage free
To find our heaven in serving Thee.
HENRY WILDER FOOTE
WE oft ...read
Chariots to Carry Even to your old age, I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you; I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels; the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
I HAVE not a shadow of doubt that if all ...read
Check Those Unkind Words and Thoughts
These things I command you, that ye love one another.
YET habits linger in the soul;
More grace, O Lord! more grace!
More sweetness from Thy loving heart,
More sunshine from Thy face!
FREDERICK W. FABER
IF thy disturbance of mind proceeds from a person who is so disagreeable to thee, that every little action of his annoys ...read
Check Your Grumbling Do all things without murmurings and disputings!
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
BEHOLD, the paths of life are ours,--we see
Our blest inheritance where'er we tread;
Sorrow and danger our security,
And disappointment lifting up our head ...read
Childlikeness Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
DEAR Soul, couldst thou become a child
While yet on earth, meek, undefiled,
Then God Himself were ever near,
And Paradise around thee here.
CHILDLIKENESS, in its Scripture sense, is a ...read
Choosing Happiness In Thy name shall they rejoice all the day.
Now first to souls who thus awake
Seems earth a fatherland:
A new and endless life they take
With rapture from His hand.
The fears of death and of the grave
Are whelmed beneath the sea,
And every heart, now light and brave,
May face the things to be.
FRIEDRICH VON HARDENBERG ...read
Choosing Sin And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin.
1 JOHN 3:5
TO choose sin is to reject Christ; to be ashamed, for fear of man, to do what Christ commands, is to deny Christ; to do, for fear of man, what Christ forbids, what is it but, with Pilate, to condemn Christ? for a Christian to be guilty of wilful deadly ...read
Christ is All Who is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification and redemption.
1 CORINTHIANS 1:30
CHRIST with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ at my right hand, Christ at my left.
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man wh ...read
Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
THE Way, the Truth, the Life Thou art,
This, this I know; to this I cleave;
The sweet new language of my heart,
"Lord, I believe."
I have no doubts to bring to Thee;
Comfort in Spirit In God I will praise His word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
DO not fear circumstances. They cannot hurt us, if we hold fast by God and use them as the voices and ministries of His will. Trust Him about every one and everything, for all times and all needs, earth and heaven, friends and chi ...read
Common Faithfulness He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
PERFECTION in outward conduct consists not in extraordinary things; but in doing common things extraordinarily ...read
Company of the Apostles That He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth.
For all the saints who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesu, be for ever blessed.
Oh, blest communion! fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they i ...read