O Heavenly God, who knows when the last day will be, until then help us to make your difference in the world. While we rest in the necessary hours of sleep let us not rest from bearing your fruit as we walk this earth. Bringer of all righteousness and redemption, make your church a beacon and haymaker for those in need of your liberation. Thanks be to Christ. Amen.
Monthly Archives: November 2021
As far as you (and I) are concerned I have no doubt that the fear you mention is simply a temptation of the devil, an effort to keep us away from God by despair. It is often the devil working through some defect in our health, and in extreme cases it needs a medical as well as a spiritual cure. So don’t listen to these fears and doubts any more than you would to any obviously impure or uncharitable thoughts. . . . Of course, like other evil temptations, they will not be silenced at once. You will think you have got rid of them and then they will come back again—and again. But, with all our temptations of all sorts, we must just endure this. Keep on, do your duty, say your prayers, make your communions, and take no notice of the tempter. He goes away in the end. Remember I John iii, 20 “If (though) our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart.”
From The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III
Compiled in Words to Live By
Jeremiah 33:14-16 (ESV)
The Lord’s Eternal Covenant with David
14 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’