The Lord is my Shepherd

(Charles Spurgeon) “The Lord is my shepherd—I have everything I need.” Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd!” What condescension is this—that the Infinite Lord assumes the office and character of a Shepherd towards His people! It should be the … Continued

I am on the Lords side

(Alexander Smellie, “The Secret Place” 1907)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of … Continued

I number my days

(Alexander Smellie, “The Secret Place” 1907)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom!” Psalm 90:12 I number my days aright when I feel their fewness. To the … Continued

The heavens declare

(Alexander Smellie, “The Secret Place” 1907)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom have You made them all.” Psalm 104:24 Let me walk through the world, so various, so beautiful, so pleasing–with an … Continued

The Lord directs the steps

(Alexander Smellie, “The Secret Place” 1907)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.” Mark 4:28 There is a similar quietness and calm and steadiness … Continued

When my heart is overwhelmed

(Charles Spurgeon) “When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the Rock that is higher than I!” Psalm 61:2 Most of us know what it is to be overwhelmed in heart—sinking like a vessel deluged by the storm! Disappointments and heartbreaks will do this—when … Continued

The Divine presence

(John MacDuff, “The Christian’s Pathway” 1858) “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. And I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right … Continued

He knows our sorrows

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Evening Visit”) “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are” Hebrews 4:15 “I … Continued

He has a name for your supply

(Ralph Erskine, 1685-1752) “The name of the LORD is a strong tower!  A righteous person runs to it and is safe!” Proverbs 18:10 Jesus has a name suiting every want, every need. Do you need wonders to be wrought for … Continued

God’s message to His people

(James Smith, “Comfort for Christians!”) “Be still — and know that I am God!” Psalm 46:10 This is God’s message to His people, even during the most terrible convulsions of nature, the cruelest wars, and the most painful trials! The … Continued