Be of Good Cheer.

Some one has said, “God cannot forget His child. He cannot leave us to suffer, unsuccoured and alone. He runs to meet the prodigal, but He rides on a cherub and He flies on the wings of the wind to the sinking disciple.”

Be of good cheer, dear brother, dear sister, whatever may be your adversities; for all these things are but so many occasions for the Lord to show Himself strong on your behalf. “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Heb. 13:5) is a buttress to the heart, against which all trials shall press in vain.

God is above you, dear soul, and under His wings you may trust (Psa. 91:4). He is beneath you, and the “everlasting arms” will not let you through (Deut. 33:27). God is before you, and the “pillar of cloud “will lead you the way across a trackless desert (Ex. 13:21). Besides this, He is behind you, placing an impassable barrier between you and all harm from the enemy (Ex. 14:9). Furthermore, He is round about you as a mountainous environment, immovable as His throne (Psa. 125:2). Also, He assures you that He is with you, even unto the end; consequently never lonely again (Matt. 28:20).

Thus our God is above, beneath, before, behind, round about and with you. He can be in no other position unless He enters into you. This He indeed has done. “Christ in you” (Col. 1:27). Now let it be, “Believing, we rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory!” (1 Pet. 1:8).