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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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Hardship Makes Character – Streams in the Desert 01/13

“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37). This is more than victory. This is a triumph so complete that we have not only escaped defeat and destruction, but we have destroyed … Continue reading

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Hedged In – Streams in the Desert 01/12

“Reckon it nothing but joy…whenever you find yourself hedged in by the various trials, be assured that the testing of your faith leads to power of endurance” (James 1:2-3) Weymouth God hedges in His own that He may preserve them, … Continue reading

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Trained to Comfort – Streams in the Desert 01/11

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God” (Isa. 40:1). Store up comfort. This was the prophet’s mission. The world is full of comfortless hearts, and ere thou art sufficient for this lofty ministry, thou must be trained. And … Continue reading

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