Everyone Counts by Dorothy Valcarcel Transformation Garden

“I had fainted, unless I had believed I’d see God’s goodness in the land of the living. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: stay with God.”  Psalm 27: 13, 14 K.J.V  The Message Bible

“Faint not! How great is the temptation at this point! How the soul sinks, the heart grows sick, and the faith staggers under the keen trials and testings which come into our lives in times of special bereavement and suffering. “I cannot bear up any longer, I am fainting under this providence. What shall I do? God tells me not to faint. But what can one do when (they) are fainting?” What do you do when you are about to faint physically? You cannot do anything. You cease from your own doings. In your faintness, you fall upon the shoulder of some loved one. You lean hard. You rest. You lie still and trust. It is so when we are tempted to faint under affliction…Dear child, when you grow faint in the fires of affliction, do not try to be strong. Just be still and know that He is God, and will sustain you and bring you through.”

L.B. Cowman


“Stay firm, He has not failed thee

In all the past,

And will he go and leave thee

To sink at last?

Nay, He said He will hide thee

Beneath His wings,

And sweetly there in safety

Thou mayest sing.”

Author Unknown

You must know that every (individual) cannot be excellent, yet (they) may be useful. An iron key may unlock the door of a golden treasure; yea, iron can do things gold cannot do! Thomas Brooks

[ Devotion “Everyone Counts” for Thursday January 4, 2018 ]