A Friend Who is Always Near Us

By: E.S.N.

Dear Reader,

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and He delighteth in his way" (Psalm 37:23).

Not his way only, but his very steps are ordered, and that by the One who knows all, sees the end from the beginning, discerns every snare and pitfall, and orders all with unerring wisdom. Who would not commit his way to the Lord and follow that which is good in view of this? What rest of heart it gives to know that I don’t have to anxiously consider every step I take, as though all depended upon me, but that I can trust in the Lord at all times. Then will He delight in the way that I take, for it will be the way of His pleasure.

A man of faith knows that when he awakes in the morning, God is his Helper and Resource. It matters little to him how many are his difficulties, or how great; God is greater than them all, and he can start the day with the knowledge, God is for me. He and his brethren are like an army marching through a foreign land, having at its back a good base of supplies. Many a commander has been beaten because he advanced too far and forgot the necessity of a good commissariat, but the Christian knows that it is written, "My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." His firm conviction is that "they that wait on the Lord shall not want any good thing." And if the world spurns him because of his faithfulness to God, what of that? He can rejoice that God Himself is not only his shield, but his exceeding great reward.

May the Lord use this issue of Toward the Mark to strengthen you, encourage you, and help you to be established; to the end that Christ may be displayed in your life.

Thank you for your e-mails and notes of encouragement.

Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark.

Yours in our soon-coming Lord,

Emil S. Nashed

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