Day: September 19, 2011

Lord, Help Me Believe When I Cannot See…

A.B. Simpson 90 x115by A.B. Simpson

We walk by faith, not by sight—2 Corinthians 5:7

There are heavenly notes which have power to break down adamant walls and dissolve difficult mountains. The song of Paul and Silas burst the fetters of the Philippian jail; the choir of Jehoshaphat put to flight the armies of the Ammonites. Even so the song of faith will disperse our adversaries and lift our sinking hearts into strength and victory.

Is this a dark hour in your life? Is it the winter of barrenness and gloom? Remember that it is God’s chosen time for the education of faith, and that He conceals beneath the surface precious and untold harvests of unthought-of fruit! It will not always be night. And when the morning comes and spring spreads its verdant mantle over the barren fields, then we shall be glad that we did not disappoint our Father in the hour of testing, but our faith had already claimed and seen in the distance the glad fruition which sight now beholds.

Lord, help me to believe when I cannot see and to learn from my trials to trust Thee more.

by A.B. Simpson

My Helper!

James Smith 90x115by James Smith

"The Sure Resource!"

"The Lord is my helper!" Hebrews 13:6

Creatures sometimes would help us–but they cannot; and sometimes they could help–but they will not.

Yet the Christian need not be discouraged; he has a Friend who can, and is always willing to help him: it is his God–his sure resource. He may be disappointed by others–but this is divinely appointed, in order to lead him to trust only in his God.

Beloved, our God Himself loves to help us. It is His delight to do us good. He is pleased to see us coming to Him for assistance, or for grace, or for His blessing; especially if we come in a filial spirit, as children to a Father.