Daily Comfort

“He knows our frame; He remembers that we are but dust!”

~ Ps 103:14

God does not treat us as if we were strong, holy, and unfallen angels! He does not forget that we are weak, that it is hard for us to live right, that we are easily tempted and overcome. He is very patient and gentle with us when we have sinned–binding up our wounds, restoring our soul. He does not lay upon us loads too great for us–for He knows how weak we are! He gives us help, too, with our burdens–that we need not faint under them.

We ought to get a great deal of comfort out of these words.

You say you are so weak that you cannot resist temptation. Does not God know it? Will He not help you to overcome?

You are weary through trouble or burden-bearing–but God knows all about it! You find your work hard, and cannot see how you are ever to get through with it; but God understands. He knows how frail you are; He remembers that you are only dust. He is pitiful, and gives always needed help!

Daily Light on the Daily Path

We have turned every one to his own way.

~ Isa 53:6

Noah … planted a vineyard: and he drank of the wine, and was drunken.—Abram … said unto Sara his wife, … Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake.—Isaac said unto Jacob, … Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.—Moses … spake unadvisedly with his lips.—The men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord. And Joshua made peace with them.—David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

These all … obtained a good report through faith.—Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.—The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways.

Gen 9:20-21, Gen 12:11, Gen 12:13, Gen 27:21, Gen 27:24, Ps 106:32-33, Josh 9:14-15, 1 Kgs 15:5, Heb 11:39, Rom 3:24, Isa 53:6, Ezek 36:32

Daily Wisdom

“For those who are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but those who are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.”

~ Rom 8:5

None but those who are partakers of a heavenly birth feel heavenly realities to be their choice element, holy things their sweetest meditation, and the solemn worship of God their supreme delight. Look at this mark as a touchstone of divine life; for to be spiritually-minded a man must be spiritual, and to be spiritual he must have received the Spirit and been made a partaker of that “kingdom of God which is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17).

Have you never found in reading the Scriptures a sweet peace distill over your soul, as the glorious promises came forth one after another as the stars in the evening sky, each one brighter and clearer, and you felt a blessed persuasion of your interest in them? When at the throne of grace, favored with liberty of spirit and access to your heavenly Friend, have you never felt the peace of God to drop into your heart, and like oil upon the waves, to allay every rising of rebellion within? Have you never found, in conversing with the saints of God, a sweet flowing of heart to heart and soul to soul, and felt that such conversation left behind a blessed fragrance upon your spirit? Have you never in the house of prayer had your heart and affections drawn up to the things of God; and as you sat and heard Christ, his Person and work, his grace and glory set forth, faith was drawn out to believe, hope to cast forth its anchor, and love and affection to flow, so that you experienced a spirituality of mind, a heavenly calm, and a holy peace that touched every spring of your soul, and watered it as the river that went out of Eden to water the garden?

Evening Prayer

CALL OUT TO GOD 
Psalms 77:1-4; Psalms 78:35

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You

In times of trial, I pray that you will cry out to God to help you. I pray that you will not rely on your own strength, but humble yourself and turn to Him, for He understands your distress and your sorrow. I pray that you  will let Him comfort your soul and strengthen your spirit, for He sees the tears you shed when no one is looking. In times when you are too troubled to speak, I pray that you will just call on God and He will embrace you with peace and comfort. May you always remember that God is your Rock; the Most High is your Redeemer.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Seasoning

Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other.
~ Mark 9:50 [NLT]

Have you watched the news lately? It’s pretty scary out there! We could use more salt here on the earth. Salt is used to preserve foods from decaying. As believers, we can be salt by flavoring this world with peace and truly make a difference. Let’s use peace to preserve the lives of many! 

Dear Jesus

Trust Me in the midst of a messy day. Your inner calm—your Peace in My Presence—need not be shaken by what is going on around you.

Dear Jesus,

Messy is a very apt description of this day. Many things feel out of control, but I’m trying to trust You to help me. My yearning to restore order in my little world tends to give me an outward focus—on my circumstances. I confess that my inner calm is easily shaken by what is going on around me. I know Your Peace is still available to me, but I’m having trouble accessing it.

Beloved, your honesty appeals to Me and draws Me near you. When a messy day interrupts your Peace, you discover that your sense of security is quite dependent on circumstances. This is a very common problem, and there are ways you can overcome it. The best way is to stop what you are doing and seek My assistance. Even a brief “time-out” from the confusion is extremely beneficial. As you turn your attention to Me, I help you see from My perspective. You realize you are not in the midst of an emergency, so you give yourself permission to slow down. This slower pace makes it easier to stay conscious of Me when you return to the messy situation.

Sometimes it is impossible for you to leave the situation even briefly. In this case, your challenge is to retreat to a place of inner calmness while your mind and body remain largely engaged in problem solving. This is difficult, but it is still possible. Since I live in your heart, My Peace is accessible to you there. Ask Me to increase your awareness of My peaceful Presence. Keep returning your thoughts to Me, by whispering “Jesus.” My Name is a strong tower; as you run to it, you know you are safe.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

~ John 16:33

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

~ Psalm 121:2

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

~ Proverbs 18:10