Daily Devotionals

Devotional: October 6th

It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. He maketh my feet like hinds feet, and setteth me upon my high places. Psalms 18:32-33. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Psalms 20:7. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. Psalms 102:17. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. Psalms 103:14.

The natural man thinks himself equal to everything; yet he cannot do anything right. All that his hand lays hold of, all that he does, becomes perverted, because his heart and mind are perverted. The pardoned and enlightened Christian acknowledges at all times his perfect inability. He trusts therefore not in the chariots and horses of his own strength, "but only in the name of the Lord, prays, fights and waits for God, in whom he is able to do all things. For the Lord "girdeth" all those with strength who ask Him for it, and He maketh their way ’’perfect. " Yea, the Lord can thus strengthen and revive even the weakest one who trusts in Him alone; like a hind, he walks courageously in God’s ways, hastens over the hills and mountains of tribulations and hardships, and presses forward to the goal. No one who is weak and miserable, who really feels himself weak and miserable, should lose courage; he should only pray diligently and confidently for strength; for the Lord knows our misery and our weakness better than we ourselves do. He knows better than we that we can do nothing, absolutely nothing, without Him, and that we must succumb and perish if He does not help us. As it is His earnest will that we should not perish but be saved and glorified, it is evident that He must help us when we desire help and ask Him to help us. This you must believe fully and firmly; for it is the truth, and this truth makes you strong and your feet like the feet of an hind.

Fear Him, ye saints, and you will then

Have nothing else to fear;

Make you His service your delight.

He’ll make your wants His care.

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