"Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. Why art thou cast down, oh my soul? Hope thou in God for I shall yet praise Him."
~ Psalm 27:3; 42:5 ~
Take away faith, and in vain we call to God. There is no other road betwixt our souls and Heaven. Blockade that road and we cannot communicate with the Great King. Faith links us with Divinity.
An outstanding minister said that one evening he found himself staggering along under a load that was heavy enough to crush half a dozen strong men. Out of sheer exhaustion he put it down and took a good look at it. He found that it was all borrowed. Part of it belonged to the following day; part of it belonged to the following week, and here he was borrowing it that it might crush him now - a very stupid but a very ancient blunder.
Never yield to gloomy anticipations. Who told you that the night would never end in day? Who told you that the winter of your discontent should proceed from frost to frost, from snow and ice and hail to deeper snow? Do you not know that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed winter? Place your hope and confidence in God. He has no record of failure."
- Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
- taken from Streams in the Desert, Volume 2, December 26th