• “Loneliness is a required course for leadership.” – Elisabeth Elliot

August 10 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

The cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?–JOHN xviii. 11.
Whatsoever is brought upon thee, take cheerfully.–ECCLESIASTICUS ii. 4.

Every sorrow, every smart, That the Eternal Father’s heart Hath appointed me of yore, Or hath yet for me in store, As my life flows on, I ‘ll take Calmly, gladly, for His sake, No more faithless murmurs make
P. GERHARDT.
The very least and the very greatest sorrows that God ever suffers to befall thee, proceed from the depths of His unspeakable love; and such great love were better for thee than the highest and best gifts besides that He has given thee, or ever could give thee, if thou couldst but see it in this light. So that if your little finger only aches, if you are cold, if you are hungry or thirsty, if others vex you by their words or deeds, or whatever happens to you that causes you distress or pain, it will all help to fit you for a noble and blessed state.
J. TAULER.

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Verse of the Day

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, — Ephesians 5:25-26 (NKJV)

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