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Psalm 126:3

June 9 Morning
The LORD has done spectacular things for us. We are overjoyed.

Some Christians are sadly prone to look on the dark side of everything, and to dwell more on what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. Ask for their impression of the Christian life, and they will describe their continual conflicts, their deep afflictions, their sad adversities, and the sinfulness of their hearts, with scarcely any reference to the mercy and help which God has given them. But a Christian whose soul is in a healthy state, will come forward joyously, and say, "I will speak, not about myself, but to the honor of my God. He has brought me up out of a horrible pit, and out of the sticky clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my comings and goings. He has put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God. The Lord has done great things for me, therefore, I am glad." This is a testimony that is the very best that any child of God can present. It is true that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them. It is true that we have our faults, and mournfully do we know this, but it is also true that we have an all-sufficient Savior, who overcomes these faults and delivers us from their domination. In looking back, it would be wrong to deny that we have been in a Canyon of Despair and have crept along in the Valley of Humiliation. It would be equally wicked to forget that we have been lead through them safely and profitably. We have not remained in them, thanks to our Almighty Helper and Leader, who has brought us "out into a wealthy place." The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God, who has led us through all, and preserved us until now. Our griefs cannot mar the melody of our praise, we reckon them to be the bass part of our life's song, "He has done great things for us, therefore we are glad."

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