Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong when I deal with you? I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it!
[Ezek 22:14 NET]
Yet nerve thy spirit to the Proof, and blanch not at thy chosen lot; The timid good may stand aloof, the sage may frown—yet faint thou not; Nor heed the shaft too surely cast, the foul and hissing bolt of scorn; For with thy Side shall dwell, at last, the victory of endurance born.
~ William C. Bryant ~
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself into one.
~ James Anthony Froude ~
Loving Father, search me, and if there be any evil ways in me, correct them, and lead me into the ways everlasting. I pray that I may not be deformed from selfishness, but with a lowly and expectant heart run with patience and triumph the race that is set before me. Amen.