STRENGTH FOR EACH DAY

“But even the hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matt 10:30 ESV).

“[R]emember Psalm 139: ‘Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them’ (v16). [E]very single day of your life was written into God’s book before you lived the very first of them. He carefully authored the content of every one of those days with his own hand. This is where rest and courage are to be found when discouragement shakes the resolve of your heart” Paul David Tripp (ref#190, July 1st).

“[Y]ou lifted me out of the depths. I called to you for help and you healed me” (Ps 30:1-2 NIV).

As Thy Days, So Shall Thy Strength Be

“Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near,

Thy Saviour’s gracious promise hear;

His faithful word declares to thee,

That as thy days, thy strength shall be.

Let not thy heart despond, and say,

‘How shall I stand the trying day?’

He has engaged, by firm decree,

That as thy days, thy strength shall be.

Thy faith is weak, thy foes are strong;

And if the conflict should be long,

Thy Lord will make the tempter flee;

For as thy days, thy strength shall be.

Should persecution rage and flame,

Still trust in thy Redeemer’s name;

In fiery trials thou shalt see,

That as thy days, thy strength shall be.

When called to bear the weighty cross,

Or sore affliction, pain, or loss,

Or deep distress, or poverty,

Still, as thy days, thy strength shall be”  J. Fawcett (ref#224, song #328).