Tuesday, January 16, 2018

His Promised Word

"Let us come forward and draw near with true,
honest and sincere hearts in unqualified assurance
and absolute conviction engendered by faith,
by that leaning of the entire human personality on God,
in absolute trust and confidence in His power,
wisdom, and goodness, having our hearts sprinkled
and purified from a guilty conscience and our
bodies cleansed with pure water.
So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering
the hope we cherish and confess our acknowledgement of it,
 for He Who promised is reliable and faithful to His word."
Hebrews 10:22-23

"I Will Dry Your Tears"
Simon Dewey

Turning From Doubting

You cannot perhaps hinder the suggestions of doubt from
coming to you any more than you can hinder someone in the street
from swearing as you go by; consequently you are not sinning in
the one case any more than in the other. Just as you can refuse to
listen to them or join in their oaths, so can you also refuse to
listen to the doubts or join in with them.

Give up your liberty to doubt forever.
Put your will in this matter over on the Lord's side and
trust Him to keep you from falling.
Tell Him all about your weakness and your long-encouraged
habits of doubt and how helpless you are before them.

Then commit the whole battle to Him.
Tell Him you will not doubt again, putting forth all your
will power on His side and against His enemy and yours.
Then, "Keep your eyes on Jesus" looking away from yourself
and away from your doubts, holding fast the profession of faith
without wavering, because "He who promised is faithful".

Rely on His faithfulness, not on your own.
You have committed the keeping of your soul to Him
as the faithful Creator, and you must never again admit the 
possibility of His being unfaithful.

Cultivate a continuous habit of believing, and sooner or later
all your doubts will vanish in the glory of the 
absolute faithfulness of God.

"Turning From Doubting"
 By Hannah Whithall Smith
Christian author and speaker

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