Songs In The Night

…Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night  Job 35:10

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

“The LORD upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down.”

Psalm 145:14

“You are my hiding place from every storm of life; you even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory.”

Psalm 32:7

Wait for the Finals by Charles Spurgeon
“Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last”   (Genesis 49:19).

Some of us have been like the tribe of Gad. Our adversaries for a while were too many for us; they came upon us like a troop. Yes, and for the moment they overcame us; and they exulted greatly because of their temporary victory. Thus they only proved the first part of the family heritage to be really ours, for Christ’s people, like Dan, shall have a troop overcoming them. This being overcome is very painful, and we should have despaired if we had not by faith believed the second line of our father’s benediction, “He shall overcome at the last.” “All’s well that ends well,” said the world’s poet; and he spoke the truth. A war is to be judged, not by first success or defeats, but by that which happens “at the last.” The LORD will give to truth and righteousness victory “at the last”; and, as Mr. Bunyan says, that means forever, for nothing can come after the last.

What we need is patient perseverance in well-doing, calm confidence in our glorious Captain. Christ, our LORD Jesus, would teach us His holy art of setting the face like a flint to go through with work or suffering till we can say, “It is finished.” Hallelujah. Victory! Victory! We believe the promise. “He shall overcome at the last.”

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

 

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