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God’s Gracious Providence

“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose!” Romans 8:28 We often find ourselves in . . . trying circumstances, inexplicable difficulties, and perplexing situations. Experience teaches us daily that life is filled, not with joy and … Continue reading

Are You…Thoughtful?

One of the finest things in a complete Christian character, is thoughtfulness. It gives a wondrous charm to a life. It makes one a blessing wherever he goes. It tempers all his conduct, softening all natural harshness into gentleness, and giving a spirit of kindliness to his every word and act, and to all his … Continue reading

Jesus Sees

“I know your works, your labor, your patient endurance. You have persevered and have endured hardships, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary!” Revelation 2:2-3 It is a great consolation to the Christian to know that his Savior is omniscient–that He knows . .  .  his every thought,  his every … Continue reading

Such A Mercy

“It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes!” Psalm 119:71 Health is a blessing and a great mercy, enabling us to relish the comforts of life, and to be useful in our generation. But sickness is a greater mercy to the children of God; for it shall be … Continue reading

Worry And Preparation

There is a large difference between worrying about possible future trials–and being prepared for them if they should come. The former we should never do–the latter we should always seek to do. If we do, we are always prepared . . . for emergencies, for the hard knocks, for the steep climbing, for the sore … Continue reading

His Unsleeping Watchfulness

“You are the God who sees me!” Genesis 16:13 Go where we may, we cannot get away from the calm, clear gaze of the Divine Eye! Neither in the blue depths of the heavens, nor in the dark abysses of the grave–can we hide away from God. If we could take the morning sunbeams for … Continue reading

Right Along The Path

“As your days–so shall your strength be!” Deuteronomy 33:25 God’s storehouses of grace are never opened to us–until we really need their blessing. God places them, so to speak, along our life-path–the right supply, at the right point. By the plan of God for His children . . . in every desert–there are oases; at … Continue reading

Soul Comfort

“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me–Your comforts delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19 “Your comforts delight my soul!” Blessed Lord, how sweet is this text in my mouth! The taste of it is “like wafers made with honey.” It is both food and drink to my heart, for every word has joy and refreshing in … Continue reading

Words of Cheer To A Weary Soul

“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You!” Jeremiah 32:17 “Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for Me?” Jeremiah 32:26-27 Dear … Continue reading

Oh See What He Has Done For You!

“Consider what great things He has done for you!” 1 Samuel 12:24 What, O Christian, has God done for you? He has blotted out your sins from the book of His remembrance. He has regenerated you, and made you a new creature in Christ Jesus. He has destroyed the enmity of your carnal mind, and … Continue reading

Little Gentlenesses

“I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in My name because you belong to Christ–will certainly not lose his reward!” Mark 9:41 It seems indeed astonishing–that God should keep note of such a little thing, as the giving of a cup of water to a thirsty Christian. It shows … Continue reading

I Will Deal Well With You

So the Lord promised Jacob; and the promises made unto our spiritual fathers–He will fulfill unto us, their children. But such a promise does not exclude: great trials, sore temptations, deep personal afflictions, fiery persecutions, poverty, disappointments, and perplexity! All these things may happen unto us–and yet the Lord is still dealing well with us. … Continue reading

Live At The Feet Of Jesus

“And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching.” “But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part” Luke 10:39, 42 Let not the many trifles of time affect, distract, and bewilder you; but let the one thing needful be the constant object … Continue reading

Infinite Wisdom in Everything

My heart feels for you, my dear friend, in your deep, deep trial. This present world is a world of sadness; but when we think of that world which is to come, into which sorrow never enters, and how soon we may be there, we may well “rejoice in tribulation.” Our “light affliction, which is … Continue reading

God’s Hand in Everything

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered!” Matthew 10:29-30 How unspeakably precious and sweet it is when we can believe that God our Father in Heaven … Continue reading