Daily Strength for Daily Needs - October 8

October 8

Ye shall not go out in haste, for the Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.--ISA. lii. 12. (R. V.).

He that believeth shall not make haste.--ISA. xxviii. 16.

Holy Spirit, Peace divine!
Still this restless heart of mine;
Speak to calm this tossing sea,
Stayed in Thy tranquillity.

In whatever you are called upon to do, endeavor to maintain a calm, collected, and prayerful state of mind. Self-recollection is of great importance. "It is good for a man to quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord." He who is in what may be called a spiritual hurry, or rather who runs without having evidence of being spiritually sent, makes haste to no purpose.

There is great fret and worry in always running after work; it is not good intellectually or spiritually.

Whenever we are outwardly excited we should cease to act; but whenever we have a message from the spirit within, we should execute it with calmness. A fine day may excite one to act, but it is much better that we act from the calm spirit in any day, be the outward what it may.

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