Joy and Strength 02/22

Glory ye in His holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Ps. cv. 3.

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke xii. 32.

I KNOW not what it is to doubt.
My heart is ever gay;
I run no risk, for come what will,
Thou always hast Thy way.
Frederick Wm. Faber.

THIS way of seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving, and gives a rest of heart, and, more than that, a gayety of spirit, that is unspeakable. Some one says, “God’s will on earth is always joy, always tranquillity.” And since He must have His own way concerning His children, into what wonderful green pastures of inward rest, and beside what blessedly still waters of inward refreshment is the soul led that learns this secret. If the will of God is our will, and if He always has His way, then we always have our way also, and we reign in a perpetual kingdom. He who sides with God cannot fail to win in every encounter; and, whether the result shall be joy or sorrow, failure or success, death or life, we may, under all circumstances, join in the Apostle’s shout of victory, “Thanks be unto God which always causeth us to triumph in Christ!”
Hannah Whitall Smith

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