"......... in quietness and confidence shall be your strength."
Do you know what Luther said? "Suffer and be still and tell no man thy sorrow; trust in God - His help will not fail thee."
This is what Scripture calls keeping silent before God. To talk much of one's sorrows makes one weak, but to tell one's sorrows to Him Who heareth in secret, makes one strong and calm."
The little sharp vexations
And the briars that catch and fret,
Why not take all to the Helper
Who has never failed us yet?
Tell Him about the heartache,
And tell Him the longings, too;
Tell Him the baffled purpose
When we scarce know what to do.
Then, leaving all our weakness
With the One divinely strong,
Forget that we bore the burden.
And carry away the song!
(Taken from "Streams In The Dessert" Volume II)
I just had to share my morning devotions with you, my readers. Isn't this beautiful?
We can trust that God hears us when we pray in secret.
In the quiet place.
Alone with Him.
This was so refreshing to me today.
I hope it is a blessing to you as well.
I love how it ended on such a high note,
"...... and carry away the song!"
Do you need strength and peace this week? Where is your quiet place? I would love to hear your thoughts on this........
Please leave a comment, if you wish.
Loving and Living Life................... Amanda