Dear Reader

By: E.S.N.

“In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15)

Many of you dear readers have recently graduated from schools, colleges, and universities and may be anxious about the future. I would like to emphasize the fact that there is indeed strength given to us by being quiet before the Lord. We are so prone to do and say and get very busy taking matters into our own hands rather than allowing the Lord to work out things for us while we patiently and humbly wait before Him. It is one thing to talk about this and quite another to actually wait before God. It is always better to wait until we know or understand the mind of the Lord. This will subdue our spirit and make us completely dependent upon Him for guidance every step of the way. It will also enable us to see what might be wrong in our thoughts and ideas and help correct our thinking and adjust our ways. In waiting and praying, we need not only to feel the need of what we ask but to realize the presence of Him to whom we speak. Prayer is not only asking the right things but having the sense of the person to whom I present my requests. If we do not have that, His love and power for us will not be realized, and we will feel the anxiety that comes with that uncertainty. Let us quietly and confidently wait on the Lord to direct our steps and strengthen us so our joy in the Lord will be renewed and our faith will be rewarded.

I trust that you will enjoy the great articles in this issue during the summer months. It is our prayer that the Lord will use them to help you to grow and be established in Him. Thank you for your e-mails and notes of encouragement. We love hearing from all of you.

Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark. Make sure that you visit our new and improved website!!

Yours in our soon-coming Lord,

Emil S. Nashed

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