You are leaving port under sealed orders and in a troubled period. You cannot know whither you are going or what you are to do. But why not take the Pilot on board who knows the nature of your sealed orders from the outset, and who will shape your entire voyage accordingly? He knows the shoals and the sand banks, the rocks and the reefs, He will steer you safely into that celestial harbor where your anchor will be cast for eternity. Let His almighty nail-pierced hands hold the wheel, and you will be safe.
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
It is a fact of Christian experience that life is a series of troughs and peaks. In His efforts to get permanent possession of the soul, God relies on the troughs more than the peaks. And some of His special favorites have gone through longer and deeper troughs than anyone else.
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you.
Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.