God’s testing room of faith

(John MacDuff) GOD’S TESTING ROOM OF FAITH “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 … Continued

He came to suffer!

(Octavius Winslow, “Evening Thoughts”)  LISTEN to Audio!   Download Audio The life of our adorable Lord was a life of continuous trial. Because From the moment He entered our world, He became leagued with suffering. He identified Himself with it in … Continued

The furnace of suffering

(Charles Spurgeon) (portions)  Play Audio!  Download Audio “I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.” Isaiah 48:10 I can truly say of everything I have ever tasted in this world of God’s mercy, (and my path has been remarkably strewn with … Continued

Child of suffering–be patient

(Charles Spurgeon) “Casting all your care upon Him–for He cares for you!” 1 Peter 5:7 It is a happy way of soothing sorrow, when we can feel–“HE cares for ME!” Christian! do not dishonor God, by always wearing a brow … Continued

instead of

(J.R. Miller, “Miller’s Year Book–a Year’s Daily Readings”)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me! But Many prayers which seem to be unanswered, are really answered. The blessing comes, but in a form we do not … Continued

God of the broken-hearted

God of the broken-hearted (J. R. Miller, “The Beatitude for the Unsuccessful” 1892) “The Lord is near the broken-hearted.” Psalm 34:18 The God of the Bible, is the God of the broken-hearted. The world cares little for the broken hearts. Indeed, … Continued

inwardly being renewed

(J.R. Miller, “The Wider Life” 1908)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16 “For our perishable earthly bodies must be transformed into heavenly bodies that … Continued

He has gone before you…

from Octavius Winslow’s, “Morning Thoughts” “Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows.” Isaiah 53:4 In order to the perfection of His character as the High Priest of His people, a Brother born for adversity in order to … Continued