TDR: 13 April (Luke 24:38)

‘Why are you troubled?’ (Luke 24:38)

Consider what Jesus has done for you, promised to you, and is gone to prepare for you. Consider what He is to you, your loving Bridegroom, faithful Friend and gracious Saviour. So what troubles you?

Is it sin? – He will pardon, subdue and destroy it.

The world? – He has overcome it, redeemed you from it, and is leading you through it.

Satan? – well, he is conquered, condemned and soon will be imprisoned.

The cares and troubles of life? – Jesus says, “Bring them to Me by prayer, cast them on Me in faith, leave them with Me; I know what you want, I have provided out of my goodness, I will supply all your needs; your bread shall be given to you, and your water shall be certain…

I will make a way in the wilderness of trouble, and a path in the desert of perplexity. Let not your hearts be troubled, you believe in God, trust also in Me. Try Me, Trust Me. In all your ways acknowledge Me, and I will direct your paths. I have wisdom, power, and love; and all that I have is yours – to be employed for your good.”

Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

Yield to the Lord, with simple heart,
All that thou hast, and all thou art,
Renounce all strength, but strength divine
And peace shall be forever thine.
Behold the path the saints have trod,
The path which led them home to God.

THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)

Journal Jottings

‘I do from my heart desire to be a scriptural, holy, and useful preacher. O that I was more like Jesus! I want to manifest the Spirit of Christ, and to act just as I think my dear Lord would act, if he was in my circumstances. I would not be revenged on my enemies, but I would be CHRISTLIKE’.