“To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.” Psalm 25:1
“You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.” Psalm 16:17
Faith only desires Christ and neither delights in the gain, nor grieves much at the loss of temporal things; but through an earnest desire for Christ and His word, rises above all creatures and overcomes all worldly pleasures and fears. This being the work which God undertakes, will certainly be accomplished; nay, it is looked upon as really accomplished already, in our desires and endeavors after it in the same manner as evil desires are reckoned for deeds in the sight of God, though they never proceed to outward acts. Such is the encouragement of the feeblest believer, amidst all difficulties and in the face of the most powerful opposition.
Oh, may I guard my thoughts and keep a watch on my tongue, that I offend not in thought or word against my Lord. How sweet, how refreshing, the words of the apostle on this subject: “If there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.” O the infinite condescension of our God, to read our thoughts, accept our desires, and take the meaning of our sighs, groans, and tears!
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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