The Just Shall Live by Faith – Streams in the Desert 03/10

“Keep your eye steadily fixed on the infinite grandeur of Christ’s finished work and righteousness. Look to Jesus and believe, look to Jesus and live! Nay, more; as you look to him, hoist your sails and buffet manfully the sea of life. Do not remain in the haven of distrust, or sleeping on your shadows…… Continue reading The Just Shall Live by Faith – Streams in the Desert 03/10

The Death of Children | George Mylne, 1871

Have you lost a child? Whether son or daughter, infant or of riper years, it is much the same-in any case, a portion of yourself is gone. How sharp the visitation! How short its work! The grave has opened and has closed again; yet closed it not before it received its tenant-until in its yawning…… Continue reading The Death of Children | George Mylne, 1871

God’s Promise For February 20

2 Corinthians Chapter 4, Verses 13-18 13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15 For all things are for…… Continue reading God’s Promise For February 20

What If?

We cannot, in this life, have full and satisfying answers to What if? questions. The answers are elusive because they are infinite. Every shift in circumstances causes a chain reaction of new variables. There are no answers to What if? because it is a question that seeks to reconcile events and contingencies that did not happen. Even if…… Continue reading What If?

Love Photographs Them in the Heart!

Love photographs them in the heart! (William Thoseby, “Foot-prints on the Sands of Time” 1869) It is true there are strong consolations and compensations in Divine providence, but even the Christian consolations cannot drink up all the heart’s sorrow in the hour of separating death.  We cry with truth, but yet in tears, “O death,…… Continue reading Love Photographs Them in the Heart!

‘Angry at God’ by Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada on Doubting God’s Goodness Excerpts: “Although so many so-called Christian therapists will try to convince you that it’s okay to lay it all out and vent your anger against God full force.  Some will even tell you that you need to forgive God…  friend that is the wrong advice.  Never cast aspersions on His…… Continue reading ‘Angry at God’ by Joni Eareckson Tada

Forward Lies the Crown, Onward is the Goal. – C.H. Spurgeon

Morning, January 29th – C.H. Spurgeon “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”— 2 Corinthians 4:18 In our Christian pilgrimage it is well, for the most part, to…… Continue reading Forward Lies the Crown, Onward is the Goal. – C.H. Spurgeon

Christ is Sovereign Over All of Our Trials-John Newton

Everything is necessary — Nothing is necessary (John Newton) Everything is necessary, which God sends. Nothing is necessary, which God withholds. How happy are those . . . who can resign all to Him, who see His hand in every trying dispensation, and who believe that He chooses better for them — than they could…… Continue reading Christ is Sovereign Over All of Our Trials-John Newton

Re-Post: Trust God?! Why Should I?

In the wake of child loss, it seems many parents, even believing parents, find their trust in God has been severely shaken.  They may become angry at God.  Or, they hold themselves at a distance from Him.  They are reserved in their relationship with Him.  They may stop praying or attending church.  They open the…… Continue reading Re-Post: Trust God?! Why Should I?