• “He never gives you more than you can bear. Every burden prepares you for eternity.” – Basilea Schlink

August 1 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

_Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools_.–ECCLES. vii. 9.
Let not the sun go down upon your wrath–EPH. iv. 26.

Quench thou the fires of hate and strife, The wasting fever of the heart; From perils guard our feeble life, And to our souls Thy peace impart.
J. H. NEWMAN, Tr. from Latin.
When thou art offended or annoyed by others, suffer not thy thoughts to dwell thereon, or on anything relating to them. For example, “that they ought not so to have treated thee; who they are, or whom they think themselves to be;” or the like; for all this is fuel and kindling of wrath, anger, and hatred.
L. SCUPOLI.
Struggle diligently against your impatience, and strive to be amiable and gentle, in season and out of season, towards every one, however much they may vex and annoy you, and be sure God will bless your efforts.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES.

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  • “I think of the love of God as a great river, pouring through us even as the waters pour through our ravine at floodtime. Nothing can keep this love from pouring through us, except of course our own blocking of the river. Do you sometimes feel that you have got to the end of your love for someone who refuses and repulses you? Such a thought is folly, for one cannot come to the end of what one has not got. We have no store of love at all. We are not jugs, we are riverbeds.” – Amy Carmichael

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)

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