Day: November 8, 2011

Trust In The Lord

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A story to ponder ~

A mountain climber tries to climb a mountain one night.

He is near to the summit when it starts to rain. His feet slip and he falls. But, he managed to hold on to the rope.

Then he cried, "Lord save me!" A voice came.. "give up the rope!"

But when he tried to look down, he could not see anything because it’s too dark, so he still desperately held on to the rope.

“I Will Uphold Thee”

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I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee—Isaiah 41:10

God has three ways of helping us. First, He says, I will strengthen thee. In other words, He is saying, "I will make you a little stronger yourself." Second, He adds, I will help thee. By that we understand Him to say, "I will add my strength to your strength, but you shall lead and I will help you." Third, He says, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness-or, "I will lift you up bodily and carry you altogether. It will be neither your strength nor My help, but My complete upholding.

When we come to the end of our strength, we come to the beginning of His. In Him the weakest are the strongest, and the most helpless the most helped. He giveth power to the faint, but to them that have no might at all He increaseth strength. His word forever is, My grace is sufficient for thee.

The answer is a paradox of contradictions, and yet the most practical of truths.

Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. . . . For when I am weak, then am I strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

by A.B. Simpson