Category Archives: Missionary Wives

A Very Present Help – Streams in the Desert 01/23

“Why standest thou afar off, O Lord?” (Psalm 10:1.) God is “a very present help in trouble.” But He permits trouble to pursue us, as though He were indifferent to its overwhelming pressure, that we may be brought to the … Continue reading

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Music and the Rest – Streams in the Desert 01/22

“Into a desert place apart” (Matt. 14:13). “There is no music in a rest, but there is the making of music in it.” In our whole lifemelody the music is broken off here and there by “rests,” and we foolishly … Continue reading

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He Has Overcome the World – Streams in the Desert 01/21

“None of these things move me” (Acts20:24). We read in the book of Samuel that the moment that David was crowned at Hebron, “All the Philistines came up to seek David.” And the moment we get anything from the Lord … Continue reading

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Sorrow, God’s Plowshare – Streams in the Desert 01/20

“Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better” (Eccles. 7:3). When sorrow comes under the power of Divine grace, it works out a manifold ministry in our lives. Sorrow reveals unknown … Continue reading

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Persistent Prayer – Streams in the Desert 01/19

“Men ought always to pray and not to faint” (Luke18:1). “Go to the ant.” Tammerlane used to relate to his friends an anecdote of his early life. “I once” he said, “was forced to take shelter from my enemies in … Continue reading

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The Fiery Furnace – Streams in the Desert 01/18

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ” (2 Cor. 2:14). God gets His greatest victories out of apparent defeats. Very often the enemy seems to triumph for a little, and God lets it be … Continue reading

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The Living God – Streams in the Desert 01/17

“O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee” (Dan. 6:20). How many times we find this expression in the Scriptures, and yet it is just this very thing that we … Continue reading

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The Breaking of the Storm – Streams in the Desert 01/16

“And there arose a great storm” (Mark 4:37). Some of the storms of life come suddenly: a great sorrow, a bitter disappointment, a crushing defeat. Some come slowly. They appear upon the ragged edges of the horizon no larger than … Continue reading

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Be Still – Streams in the Desert 01/15

“And the Lord appeared unto Isaac the same night” (Gen. 26:24). “Appeared the same night,” the night on which he went to Beer-sheba. Do you think this revelation was an accident? Do you think the time of it was an … Continue reading

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Put Forth – Streams in the Desert 01/14

“He putteth forth his own sheep” (John10:4). Oh, this is bitter work for Him and us–bitter for us to go, but equally bitter for Him to cause us pain; yet it must be done. It would not be conducive to … Continue reading

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