[January 4]
He knoweth the way that I take. Job 23:10
WHILE the more exposed to Satan's attacks and to severer tests of our hope, faith, and love as we go onward in our narrow way, we will have increasing spiritual joys, peace beyond compare, and will be enabled to rejoice even in trials and tribulations, knowing that these are working out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. We will be enabled to endure, as seeing him that is invisible, as being upheld and led by his hand. We will have the promise of his presence in every trouble, and that he will never leave us nor forsake us and that all things (even the seeming evils of life) he is able and willing to overrule for our highest good; because we love God and his way and his plan more than self and self's ways—because we are called according to his purpose and have accepted the call, are in sympathy with its objects and are seeking so far as in us lies to walk worthy of the Lord and his high calling, and thus to make our calling and election sure. Z'95-3 R1751:3 (Hymn 99)