Many who profess to be Christians are anxious and afraid to trust themselves with God. They do not make a complete surrender to Him, for they are afraid from the consequences that such a surrender may cost them. There are many who are extremely troubled under a load of care because they seek to reach the world’s standard. They have chosen its service, accepted its perplexities and adopted its customs. The continual worry is wearing them out.
Our Lord desires them to lay aside trouble and invites them to accept His yoke; He says, “My yoke is easy, and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). In every difficulty He has His way prepared to bring relief. “No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).
The faithful discharge of today’s duties is the best preparation for tomorrow’s trials. Do not gather together all tomorrow’s liabilities and cares and add them to the weight of today. Jesus said, “Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34).
In the darkest days, when things are extremely difficult, have faith in God “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” (Prov. 3:5-6). Remember always that your life is in His hands. The strength of those who love and serve Him will be renewed day by day. He is able and willing to supply them with all the help they need. He will give them the wisdom when they need it (James 1:5).
Paul wrote, “He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9, 10).
Let us not worry but rest in His goodness for He loved us unto death. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). There is no greater love than this (John 15:13)
In His service,