Cushion of the Sea – Streams in the Desert 10/20

“And the peace of God, which transcends all our powers of thought, will be a garrison to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7) (Weymouth).
There is what is called the “cushion of the sea.” Down beneath… Continue reading

Impressions – Streams in the Desert 10/19

“The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them” (Num. 10:33).
God does give us impressions, but not that we should act on them as impressions. If the impression be from God, He will Himself give sufficient evidence… Continue reading

Delayed – Streams in the Desert 10/18

“Know of a surety that thy seed shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs; . . . they shall afflict them four hundred years; . . . and afterward they shall come out with great substance” (Gen.… Continue reading

He Refines Them – Streams in the Desert 10/17

“God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” (Gal. 6:14).
They were living to themselves; self with its hopes, and… Continue reading

Satan’s Tools – Streams in the Desert 10/16

“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and, let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1).
There are weights which are not sins in themselves, but… Continue reading

Broken Things – Streams in the Desert 10/15

“By reason of breakings they purify themselves” (Job 41:25).
God uses most for His glory those people and things which are most perfectly broken. The sacrifices He accepts are broken and contrite hearts. It was the breaking down of Jacob’s… Continue reading

Desperate Situations – Streams in the Desert 10/14

“The angel of the Lord came upon him (Peter) and a light shined in the prison; and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off” (Acts 12:7).
“And at… Continue reading

In Everything – Streams in the Desert 10/13

“In nothing be anxious” (Phil. 4:6).
No anxiety ought to be found in a believer. Great, many and varied may be our trials, our afflictions, our difficulties, and yet there should be no anxiety under any circumstances, because we have… Continue reading

Joy in Prison – Streams in the Desert 10/12

“And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into a prison . . . But Jehovah was with Joseph . . . and that which he did, Jehovah made it to prosper” (Gen. 39:20-23).
When God lets us go to… Continue reading

By Death We Live – Streams in the Desert 10/11

“As dying and behold we live” (2 Cor. 6:9).
I had a bed of asters last summer, that reached clear across my garden in the country. Oh, how gaily they bloomed. They were planted late. On the sides were yet… Continue reading

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. — Psalm 51:12 (KJV)
  • No matter! The King who placed us “there” will come and dwell there with us; the hedges are right, or He would soon do away with them. And it does not follow that what seems to hinder our way may not be for its very protection; and as for the pottery, why, that is just exactly what He has seen fit to put into our hands, and therefore it is, for the present, “His work.” –Frances Ridley Havergal
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