Never give up in despair

(Susannah Spurgeon, “Words of Cheer and Comfort for Sick and Sorrowful Souls!” 1898) “Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You!” Jeremiah … Continued

Shoes of iron and bronze

(J.R. Miller, “Evening Thoughts” 1907) “And of Asher he said: Your shoes shall be iron and bronze. As your days–so shall your strength be” Deuteronomy 33:24-25 Asher’s portion would be rough and hilly. Common shoes of leather would not last. The promise meant that Asher … Continued

alarmed at the difficulties…

(John Angell James, “The Christian Professor”) “He tends His flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in His arms, holding them close to His heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.” Isaiah 40:11 Are … Continued