I have learned to be content

(Jeremiah Burroughs, 1600-1646) “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances!” Philippians 4:11 Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition. … Continued

Rest in the quiet consciousness

(John MacDuff, “The Rainbow in the Clouds”) “Let the Lord be exalted, who delights in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalm 35:27 What is “prosperity?” Is it threads of life weaved into a bright outcome? a full cup? ample riches? worldly applause? … Continued

He is Our Father

(J.C. Pittman, “Bible Truths Illustrated” 1917) A Roman emperor, after a successful military campaign, was returning in triumph to Rome. Great throngs filled the city to welcome the mighty hero. While passing through one of the crowded thoroughfares, a little … Continued

What a mercy it is

(James Smith, “Daily Bible Readings for the Lord’s Household”) “I am troubled!” Psalm 38:6 This is very often the case with the believer, he is seldom long without something to trouble him. He has . . . so many foes without … Continued

O that I might find Him

(Charles Spurgeon) “O that I knew where I might find Him!” Job 23:3 In Job’s uttermost extremity — he cried after the Lord. Just so, the longing desire of an afflicted child of God — is once more to see his Father’s … Continued

In darkest days faith shines

(Henry Law, “Psalms”) So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!” But You, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head high. Psalm 3:2-3 In darkest days faith shines with brightest glow. In … Continued

Unmerited Grace…

(John MacDuff, “Evening Incense” 1856) O my God, I desire to approach the footstool of Your throne of grace. Glory be to Your holy name that I can enjoy freedom of access into Your presence, and with the confidence of … Continued

There yet is hope in God!

(edited from Octavius Winslow’s “Hoping in the Lord”) How sweet and assuring is the trust of a child in a parent’s love, care, and protection. Such a Father is ours! We may trust in His forgiveness, to cancel our greatest … Continued

The deep mysteries of His will!

(Henry Law, “The Gospel in Numbers” 1858) Earth is affliction’s home. A troop of sorrows compass us about. Tears stream. The bosom sighs. The brow is furrowed by the lines of care and worry. Death tears away the much loved friend. … Continued

Patience calmly waits

(edited from Thomas Reade’s, “Divine Sovereignty”) There is something peculiarly soothing to the heart of a pious Christian; to know that He who rules over all worlds, in whose hands are the destinies of nations, and who guides the minutest … Continued