Saturday, April 18, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 18 April 2020

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
(Proverbs 24:10)

Today’s Morsel:  We should never let adversity get us down, except down on our knees.  Scripture says, And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?(Luke 18:1-8)   I believe that this is why Paul also tells us, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.(Galatians 6:9)  If we give way to discouragement and despair in the day of adversity, in times of trials or temptations, our strength is small.  We must learn to not grow weary. We have been given assurance that He will not leave us nor forsake us.  When we do have those times of hardships, difficulties, misfortunes, trials and temptations, we should work to be even more courageous; for if we lose our courage, our strength avails us nothing.

Sing: He gives strength to me, as I worship Him, as my heart is filled with praise.  Jesus breaks the bands, when I raise my hands, He gives glorious victory.

Thought For Today: The antidote for adversity is prayer (Parker)

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