‘As your days, so shall your strength be’ (Deuteronomy 33:25)
No one can possibly tell what lies ahead; but our God knows and He has promised His people strength in proportion to their trials. We should not be anxious, therefore, for with the trial comes the strength.
Our troubles should be numbered among our mercies. Temporary prosperity, without a special blessing from God, will prove to be a curse; and it always brings a solemn responsibility with it. We always find our God faithful; He always has given strength according to the day; so why should we ever doubt?
We may look forward and imagine the worst, and then say, “I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my STRENGTH and my song; He has also become my salvation” [Isaiah 12:2]. We go from strength to strength, and every true believer shall appear before God. He will perfect that which concerns us, but will never forsake the work of His own hands.
So let’s expect the Lord to give when we want, as we want, and all that we want; let’s believe that our strength will be equal to our burdens each day. The promise is plain, it is positive, it is sure, and our God is faithful.
God is love, and will not leave you,
When you most his kindness need;
God is true, nor can deceive you,
Though your faith be weak indeed.
THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)
‘Being the Lord’s day, I intend to commemorate the Lord’s goodness to me by preaching from Deuteronomy 8:2 – and I trust that I shall be privileged to profit the Lord’s people, while I bear witness to his faithfulness and love.’