• “All that I know is that God is infinitely holy, righteous and happy; that all goodness is in Him; and that, as to myself, I am a mere nothing.” – Madame Guyon

August 18 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

_Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God_–I JOHN iii. 21.

O Lord, how happy is the time When in Thy love I rest: When from my weariness I climb E’en to Thy tender breast. The night of sorrow endeth there, Thy rays outshine the sun; And in Thy pardon and Thy care The heaven of heavens is won.
W. C. DESSLER.
Nothing doth so much establish the mind amidst the rollings and turbulency of present things, as both a look above them, and a look beyond them; above them to the good and steady Hand by which they are ruled, and beyond them to the sweet and beautiful end to which, by that Hand, they shall be brought. Study pure and holy walking, if you would have your confidence firm, and have boldness and joy in God. You will find that a little sin will shake your trust and disturb your peace more than the greatest sufferings: yea, in those sufferings, your assurance and joy in God will grow and abound most if sin be kept out. So much sin as gets in, so much peace will go out.
R. LEIGHTON.

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Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. — James 4:10 (NKJV)

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