O Jesus, guide our footsteps lest we stray.
For straying, My Chldren, there is no cure except to keep so close to
Me that nothing, no interest, no tempation, no other–can come between
Sure of that you can but stay at My Side, knowing that, as I am the
very Way itself, nothing can prevent your being in the Way; nothing can
cause you to stray.
I have promised Peace but not leisure, heart-rest and comfort, but not
pleasure. I have said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation”;
so do not feel, when adverse things happen, that you have failed or are
not being guided, but I have said, “In the world ye shall have
tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
So learn of Me the overcoming Power of One who, though spat upon,
scourged, misunderstood, forsaken, crucified, could yet see His Work
had not been affected by these things, and cry triumphantly from His
Cross, “It is finished.”
Not the pain, the mocking, the agony, but His Task.
Let this thought comfort. you. Amid failure, discord, contumely,
suffering, even now may friends and angels be prepared to sound the
chorus, “It is finished.”