Has A Tender Care For His People
eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their
cry. Ps. 34:15.
not sink down discouraged. The fainthearted will be made strong; the desponding
will be made to hope. God has a tender care for His people. His ear is open
unto their cry. I have no fears for God’s cause. He will take care of
His own cause. Our duty is to fill our lot and place, live...humble at the
foot of the cross, and live faithful, holy lives before Him. While we do this
we shall not be ashamed, but our souls will confide in God with holy boldness.
released us from burdens; He has set us free. . . . Our enemies may triumph.
They may speak lying words, and their slandering tongue frame slander, deceit,
guile; yet will we not be moved. We know in whom we believe. We have not run
in vain, neither labored in vain. Jesus knows us. . . . A reckoning day is
coming and all will be judged according to the deeds that are done in the
body. . . .
It is true
the world is dark. Opposition may wax strong. The trifler and scorner may
grow bolder and harder in their iniquity. Yet, for all this, we will not be
moved. We have not run as uncertain. No, no. My heart is fixed, trusting in
God. We have a whole Saviour. We can rejoice in His rich fullness. I long
to be more devoted to God, more consecrated to Him. This world is too dark
for me. Jesus said He would go away and prepare mansions for us, that where
He is we may be also. Praise God for this. My heart leaps with joy at the
is made to dwell too much in an iron case. Pure religion and undefiled leads
us to a childlike simplicity. We want to pray and talk with humility, having
a single eye to the glory of god. There has been too much of a form of godliness
without the power. The outpouring of the Spirit of God will lead to a grateful
acknowledgment of the same; and while we feel and realize the wondrous love
of God, we shall not hold our peace, we shall sacrifice to God with the voice
of thanksgiving and make melody to Him with our hearts and voices. Let us
plant our feet upon the Rock of Ages and then we will have abiding support
and consolation. Our soul will repose in God with unshaken confidence.
we so seldom visit the fountain when it is full and free? Our souls often
need to drink at the fountain in order to be refreshed and flourish in the
Lord. Salvation we must have. Without vital godliness our religion is vain.
A form will be of no advantage to us. We must have the deep workings of the
Spirit of God.
Our Father Cares, p. 313.