Victory out of Defeat

"I will give her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth." - Hos 2:15. The valley of Achor is the emblem of defeat, failure, and the fainting heart. Down its long pass the terrified fugitives had fled, … Continue reading Victory out of Defeat

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Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God. § Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear. § For … Continue reading Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.

He … went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights

"He arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights."—1 Kings 19:8 All the strength supplied to us by our gracious God is meant for service, not for wantonness or boasting. When the prophet Elijah found the cake baked on the coals, and the cruse … Continue reading He … went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights