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Joy and Strength 11/11

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content.
Phil. iv. 11 (R. V.).

Forgive us, Lord, our little faith;
And help us all, from mom till e*en.
Still to believe that lot the best
Which is, — not that which might have been.
George Zabriskie Gray.

THOU givest within and without precisely what the soul needs for its advancement in a life of faith and self-renunciation. I have then only to receive this bread, and to accept, in the spirit of self-sacrifice, whatever Thou shalt ordain, of bitterness in my external circumstances, or within my heart. For whatever happens to me each day is my daily bread, provided I do not refuse to take it from Thy hand, and to feed upon it.
Francois de la Mothe Fenelon

Judge that only necessary which God, in His eternal wisdom and love, proportions out unto us. And when thou comest hither, thou wilt come to thy rest; and as thou abidest here, thou wilt abide in thy soul’s true rest, and know the preciousness of that lesson, and of whom thou art to learn it, even, in every state to be content.
Isaac Penington.

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  • Elisabeth says:

    I am so thankful for your faithfulness is providing these devotionals. Works of many years, words of the faithful, light in the darkness. Truly, God is wondrous in His saints, and abundant in love and mercy to the least of us. May His blessing be upon your work, and upon our reading. Elisabeth

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[Joy in the Fellowship of God] A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. — Psalm 63:1 (NKJV)

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