• “We say, then, to anyone who is under trial, give Him time to steep the soul in His eternal truth. Go into the open air, look up into the depths of the sky, or out upon the wideness of the sea, or on the strength of the hills that is His also; or, if bound in the body, go forth in the spirit; spirit is not bound. Give Him time and, as surely as dawn follows night, there will break upon the heart a sense of certainty that cannot be shaken.” – Amy Carmichael

Joy and Strength 01/16

The very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matt. x. 30.

I will go in the strength of the Lord God.
Ps. Ixxi. 16.

NO trouble is too small wherein to see the will of God for thee. Great trouble come but seldom. Daily fretting trial that is, what of thyself would fret thee, may often, in God’s hands, conform thee more His gracious will. They are the daily touches, whereby He traces on thee the likeness of His divine will. There is nothing too slight wherein to practise oneness with the will of God. By daily practice in slight crosses of our own will, do we learn the lesson our Lord taught, “Not as I will, but as Thou.” All the things whereof men daily complain may perfect thee in the will of God. The changes of the seasons, bodily discomforts or ailments, rude words, petty slights, little jealousies, unevenness of temper in those with whom thou livest, misunderstandings, censures of thy faith or practice, severe judgments, thanklessness of those thou wouldest benefit, interruptions in what thou wouldest do, oppressiveness or distraction of thy labors, — whatever thou canst think of, wherein others fret themselves, and, still more thyself; therein thou seest how to be of one will with God.
Edward B. Pusey

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  • Lisa says:

    Thank you, Michelle. Each day these words are pearls and sunshine, beautiful and comforting, joy and strength! God bless you in this work, may He provide your deepest needs today. In His Name, Lisa

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