The Lord imparts unto us that primary strength of character which makes everything in life work with intensity and decision.
I think that I can trace every scrap of sorrow in my life to simple unbelief.
When the Lord calls you out upon the waters, step gladly forth. Look not for a moment away from Him.
Often our faith grows tired, languid, and relaxed, and our prayers lose their force and effectiveness.
Do we not sometimes kneel or sit before the Lord and yet feel conscious of a fluttering of our spirits? Not a real stillness in His presence.
Patiently wait for God alone, my soul! For he is the one who gives me confidence (Ps. 62:5). Every prayer of the Christian, made in faith, according to the will of God, for which God has promised, offered up in the name of Jesus Christ, and under the influence of the Spirit, whether for temporal or for spiritual blessings, is, or will be, fully answered.
God may not give us an easy journey to the Promised Land, but He will give us a safe one.
Paul does not say, "some things," or "most things," or "joyous things," but "ALL things."
We must keep on praying and waiting upon the Lord, until the sound of a mighty rain is heard.
Christ becomes more real to the one who persists in the cultivation of His presence.
How did they reach the waters of this well? It was by praise.
The Lord will go through with His covenant engagements.
It is extremely doubtful if a soul can really know the love of God in its richness and completeness until the skies are black and lowering.
God has pledged His Word to us that whatsoever we ask in Christ's name and in faith, shall be done.
Only remember that clouds are always moving and passing before God’s cleansing wind.
The fire did not arrest their motion; they walked in the midst of it.
Why do I run to this neighbor and that when God is so near and will hear my faintest call?
It hurt me indeed that I could ever have murmured against anything wrought by Him who bare such sacred tokens of His love.
Faith, walking in the dark with God, only prays Him to clasp its hand more closely.
When opportunity comes, He can fit them into their place in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from.
True faith drops its letter in the post office box, and lets it go.
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Show me wherefore thou contendest with me (Job 10:2). To be left unmolested by Satan is no evidence of blessing.
"Their strength is to sit still." (Isaiah 30:7) In order really to know God, inward stillness is absolutely necessary.
In the sorest trials God often makes the sweetest discoveries of Himself.
Jesus Christ is no security against storms, but He is perfect security in storms.
When we are in darkness the temptation is to find a way without trusting in the Lord and relying upon Him.
Consider the lilies, how they grow (Matt. 6:28).
The stoic scorns to shed a tear; the Christian is not forbidden to weep.
Great and astounding are your deeds, Lord God, the All-Powerful!
We can afford to lose anything and everything if we do not lose our faith in the God of truth and love.
To be alone with God in prayer cannot be over-emphasized.
Patience takes away worry.
I could not say a word to check my son's faith that his grandmother was as good as her word.
Is it not a suggestive fact that this word "fret" is closely akin to the word "friction," and is an indication of absence of the anointing oil of the grace of God?
Difficulty is sent to reveal to us what God can do in answer to the faith that prays and works.
Never look ahead to the changes and challenges of this life in fear.
It was in his loneliness and exile John had the glorious vision of his Redeemer.
The shadow: we must all go there sometimes. But fear not!