Saturday, October 13, 2012

Daily strength

It's my turn to write, and I just can't carve out time to do it today. So, I'll share a little bit from an older book that I've been enjoying. I recommended the free Kindle version of it a while back on the Facebook page: Daily Strength for Daily Needs. This was the selection for a few days ago, and it really spoke to me where we are right now. (Oh, I just discovered that it's available from Gutenberg, too. The formatting there might actually be better than in the one from Amazon.)


Be strong, and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.—JOSH. i. 9.

By Thine unerring Spirit led,
We shall not in the desert stray;
We shall not full direction need,
Nor miss our providential way;
As far from danger as from fear,
While love, almighty love, is near.

Watch your way then, as a cautious traveller; and don't be gazing at that mountain or river in the distance, and saying, "How shall I ever get over them?" but keep to the present little inch that is before you, and accomplish that in the little moment that belongs to it. The mountain and the river can only be passed in the same way; and, when you come to them, you will come to the light and strength that belong to them.

Let not future things disturb thee, for thou wilt come to them, if it shall be necessary, having with thee the same reason which thou now usest for present things.

Do you have any resources to suggest that have been particularly encouraging to you right now? Books, sermons, blogs, etc? Is anyone else out there in a time of transition, desperately waiting for God's direction and wisdom from Him? Or what else are you learning and working through right now?


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Phyllis! It's just what I needed today!

  2. Thanks, we are in our second week of transitioning to new life in Kenya and it has been a challenging few days. I have been struggling with my perspective and the future. This was nice. Thanks