On the day I called He answered

(J.R. Miller, “The Shining Light” 1911)

“As your days — so shall your strength be!” Deuteronomy 33:25

Strength was not promised in advance — enough for all of life, or even for a year, or for a month. The promise was, that for each day when it came with its own needs, duties, battles, and griefs — enough strength would be given. Because as the burden increased — more strength would be imparted. As the night grew darker — the lamps would shine out more brightly.


The important thought here is, that strength is not emptied into our hearts in bulk — a supply for years to come — but is kept in reserve, and divinely given day by day, just as the day’s needs require.on the day I called He answered

“Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11

“On the day I called, You answered me; You increased strength within me!” Psalm 138:3
~  ~  ~  ~
(by Octavius Winslow)

What a source of joy you have in Jehovah
amid the joyless, sorrowful path you may tread.

Because there is everything in Him to make you
happy; everything to win your confidence,
to inspire your love, to awaken your joy.

And because creatures shall fail,
resources shall fail,
hopes shall fail, but
God will never fail you!

Therefore His love is as changeless,
and His power is as omnipotent,
His faithfulness is as firm,
and His resources are as boundless,

as infinite as His being.
~  ~  ~  ~

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.