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God Meant It Unto Good

(Gen. 5:20) “God meant it unto good”-O blest assurance, Falling like sunshine all across life’s way, Touching with Heaven’s gold earth’s darkest storm clouds, Bringing fresh peace and comfort day by day ‘Twas not by chance the hands of faithless bretheren Sold Joseph captive to a foreign land; Now was it chance which, after years … Continue reading

Hope In The Pilot

Our voyage through life will sometimes be incommoded by storms, but the Lord Jesus is an infallible, almighty Pilot. The winds and the seas obey him. None ever miscarried under his care; and he takes charge of all who entrust themselves to him. – John Newton This quote resonates in my heart today. It pains … Continue reading

Upwards

Look up towards heaven. Remember that your everlasting rest is there. Meditate on its wonder and reality. Rise from sense to faith, by comparing heavenly with earthly joys, until you are transformed from a forgetful sinner, and a lover of the world, to an ardent lover of God. Meditate on heaven until you are changed … Continue reading

Forsaken By God?

I read this, this week and found it so encouraging. During seasons of intense trial it’s easy to wonder why. Why would God allow all this to happen to me. What have I done wrong? Why so much all at once? Is this really the only way to work out my sanctification? I know all … Continue reading

Pleasant Places

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. Ps. 16:5-6 When I graduated from high school I had to submit a “life verse” for the ceremony. I chose Psalm 16:5-6. I was thinking back to … Continue reading

Journey of Faith

Quote from Lord of the Rings, (Sam encouraging Frodo)…"It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was … Continue reading

Fully Trust His Word

at one stage of Christian experience we cannot believe unless we have some sign or some great manifestation of feeling. we feel our fleece, like Gideon, and if it is wet we are willing to trust God. this may be true faith, but it is imperfect. it always looks for feeling or some token beside … Continue reading

God Is Never Capricious

Having smiled upon these people, it looked as if without any apparent cause or reason he was now frowning upon them, and on the point of destroying them. Circumstances often seem to give us that impression. Everything suddenly seems to go wrong and to be working in the revers direction, and the suggestion comes to … Continue reading