But there is also another word here, expressive of Job’s strong confidence, “I know.” To say, “I hope so, I trust so” is comfortable; and there are thousands in the fold of Jesus who hardly ever get much further. But to reach the essence of consolation you must say, “I know.” Ifs, buts, and perhapses, are sure murderers of peace and comfort. Doubts are dreary things in times of sorrow. Like wasps they sting the soul! If I have any suspicion that Christ is not mine, then there is vinegar mingled with the gall of death; but if I know that Jesus lives for me, then darkness is not dark: even the night is light about me.
“God does not expect us to do everything. He usually asks us to do what we enjoy the most and what we can do best. When duty become delight, you are always more efficient. Drudgery is opportunity with the heart taken out of it.” – Warren Wiersbe, God Isn’t in a Hurry
On 03/04/14, Victory Blog crashed. So all previous posts are gone. On 03/12/14, Victory Blog was newly restarted. Looking forward to the days to come as I rebuild our site…
“Faith is not believing in spite of evidence; it is obeying in spite of consequence.” That statement has often jolted me in my own ministry, but the jolts have been good for me. The heroes of faith named in Hebrew 11 were not low-risk people. Had they considered only the circumstances and left God out of the picture, they would never have made it into Hebrews 11! – Warren Wiersbe, God Isn’t in a Hurry
“Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. ”1
In the morass of spiritual darkness around me, a light shines. This light is the glory of God. When He shines, darkness scatters and flees. When He shines, darkness has lost its power and influence over me. It is the presence of my God that gives me hope and assurance in the midst of a decaying society. He is the one sure light that will shine for eternity!
- Isa 6:1 [↩]