Upper Springs – Streams in the Desert 11/26

“And Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou? Who answered, give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs” (Joshua… Continue reading

God’s Best – Streams in the Desert 11/25

“Take the arrows. . . . Smite upon the ground. And he smote twice and stayed. And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times” (2 Kings 13:18, 19).
How… Continue reading

The Power of Silence – Streams in the Desert 11/24

“Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10).
Is there any note of music in all the chorus as mighty as the emphatic pause? Is there any word in all the Psalter more eloquent than that one word,… Continue reading

Rock Flowers – Streams in the Desert 11/23

“Thou hast shewed thy people hard things” (Ps. 60:3).
I have always been glad that the Psalmist said to God that some things were hard. There is no mistake about it; there are hard things in life. Some beautiful pink… Continue reading

Dealing With the Past – Streams in the Desert 11/22

“Believe ye that I am able to do this?” (Matt. 9:28).
God deals with impossibilities. It is never too late for Him to do so, when the impossible is brought to Him, in full faith, by the one in whose… Continue reading

Leave It To God – Streams in the Desert 11/21

“Roll on Jehovah thy way.” Ps. 37:5
Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is… Continue reading

How To Wait – Streams in the Desert 11/20

“Blessed is he that waiteth” (Dan. 12:12).
It may seem an easy thing to wait, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching. Marching and quick-marching are much easier to God’s… Continue reading

Quicken Us – Streams in the Desert 11/19

“Thou, who hast showed us many and sore troubles, wilt quicken us again” (Ps. 71:20, RV).
God shows us the troubles. Sometimes, as this part of our education is being carried forward, we have to descend into “the lower parts… Continue reading

Don’t Be Offended – Streams in the Desert 11/18

“Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me” (Luke 7:23).
It is sometimes very difficult not to be offended in Jesus Christ. The offences may be circumstantial. I find myself in a prison-house–a narrow sphere, a sick chamber,… Continue reading

Unanswered? – Streams in the Desert 11/17

“Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily” (Luke 18:6, 7).
God’s… Continue reading

Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: — Hebrews 12:28 (KJV)
  • “Every delay in the answers to our prayers is also planned by God to give us something better than what we asked for.” – Annie Poonen
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