Saturday, July 9, 2016

God Leads Us All The Day Long!

It seemed that every day was a struggle for George Long. The more he did to serve the Lord the worse things got. He was the pastor of a small country church and it was necessary for him to work as a carpenter in order to provide for the needs of his family.
For months he and his family lived in a borrowed tent while he built a small home for them. The day finally came when they moved into their new dwelling.
One night while the Longs were worshiping together with their friends from the surrounding communities, a group of men decided to destroy their home by fire. They resented the positive influence that the church was having on their families. The men thought that if they destroyed their home the Longs would leave.
Returning from church that evening they found their home going up in flames. The Longs were stunned. In a state of fear and shock they gathered together and cried out in prayer to the Lord. All of their personal belongings were destroyed. But not their faith in God. It was undisturbed.
When they finished crying, George Long took a piece of paper and a pencil and wrote:
“Some through the waters, Some through the flood;
Some through the fire, But all through the blood;
Some through great sorrow, But God gives a song;
In the night season and all the day long!”
Prayer: Father, when days are difficult and painful and the hopelessness and sorrows of dark nights never seem to end may our faith in You bring a song to our hearts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want…my cup overflows…I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23

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