• “When we forget and seek for stars, show us Thy wounds, Thy scars.” – Amy Carmichael

May 21 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

_The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long_.–DEUT. xxxiii. 12.

Whate’er events betide, Thy will they all perform; Safe in Thy breast my head I hide, Nor fear the coming storm.
H. F. LYTE.
I have seemed to see a need of everything God gives me, and want nothing that He denies me. There is no dispensation, though afflictive, but either in it, or after it, I find that I could not be without it. Whether it be taken from or not given me, sooner or later God quiets me in Himself without it. I cast all my concerns on the Lord, and live securely on the care and wisdom of my heavenly Father. My ways, you know, are, in a sense, hedged up with thorns, and grow darker and darker daily; but yet I distrust not my good God in the least, and live more quietly in the absence of all by faith, than I should do, I am persuaded, if I possessed them.
JOSEPH ELIOT, 1664.

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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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