Give it all to Him…

(author unknown) For me, fear was the worst! In my head I kept hearing a little voice that said “There’s no way you’re going to be able to handle all that this disease will bring!” But it wasn’t until I began to … Continued

“before they call, I will answer”…

(Arthur Pink) The omniscience of God is an encouragement to prayer. There is no cause for fearing that the petitions of the righteous will not be heard, or that their sighs and tears shall escape the notice of God–since He … Continued

He has heard the voice of my tears…

(Thomas Brooks, “The Crown and Glory of Christianity, or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness”, 1662) “The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.” Psalm 6:8 Tears have a voice. God has an eye upon a man’s tears, as well as upon his … Continued

A friend closer than a brother…

(J.R. Miller) “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother!” Proverbs 18:24 God helps and blesses us through our friendships, but these are meant only to draw us up to Himself. Jesus is the only man in whom … Continued

tested in the furnace of affliction!

(John MacDuff) “I have tested you in the furnace of affliction!” Isaiah 48:10 I stood once in the test room of a great steel mill. All around me were little partitions and compartments. Steel had been tested to the limit, and marked with figures that showed its … Continued

Infinite Wisdom…

(John Dagg, 1857) “The Lord does whatever pleases Him–in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths!” Psalm 135:5-6 It should fill us with joy, that God’s infinite wisdom guides the affairs of the world! Many of its … Continued

Drawing all our happiness from His precious love…

Letters of William Romaine, 1714-1795) Christ enjoyed, being the death of every selfish affection . . . mortifies the carnal heart, crucifies worldly tempers, and subdues creature-love. If we would daily walk with a happy heart, we must learn to draw … Continued

walk even as He walked…

(Thomas Brooks, “The Crown and Glory of Christianity; or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness”, 1662) “He who says he abides in Him, ought himself also to walk even as He walked.” 1 John 2:6 Christians are to set all Christ’s … Continued

Find rest in Him alone…

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Morning Visit”) “I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 There is no rest for the Christian in this world. There will be always something to disturb, perplex or distress him; it is an enemy’s land. But Jesus … Continued

Having nothing-yet possessing all things…

(Thomas Brooks, “The Crown and Glory of Christianity, or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness“, 1662) “Having nothing–and yet possessing all things.” 2 Corinthians 6:10 This is a riddle the world cannot understand. A holy man cannot be a poor … Continued