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Daily Strength for Daily Needs - May 28

May 28

Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness .--COL. I. 11.

  God doth not need
  Either man's works or His own gifts; who best
  Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best; His state
  Is kingly; thousands at His bidding speed,
  And post o'er land and ocean without rest;
  They also serve who only stand and wait.

We cannot always be doing a great work, but we can always be doing  something that belongs to our condition. To be silent, to suffer, to pray when we cannot act, is acceptable to God. A disappointment, a contradiction, a harsh word, an annoyance, a wrong received and endured as in His presence, is worth more than a long prayer; and we do not lose time if we bear its loss with gentleness and patience, provided the loss was inevitable, and was not caused by our own fault.

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