– Arthur Pink
“He will feed His flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in His arms, holding them close to His heart.He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.” Isaiah 40:11
Our Lord has . . .
many weak children in His family,
many dull pupils in His school,
many fearful soldiers in His army,
many lame sheep in His flock.
Yet He bears with them all, and casts none away.
By Christ’s gracious aid, the believer is preserved from being totally submerged by his doubts and fears.
By His renewing operations, the spark of faith is maintained, despite all the fierce winds of Satan which assail.
By His mighty enabling, the sorely harassed and groaning Christian is kept from sinking in abject despair.
By His quickening power, hope is still kept alive, and the voice of prayer is still faintly heard.
There is no danger of the individual saint being overlooked amidst the multitude of supplicants who daily and hourly present their various petitions–for an infinite Mind is as capable of paying the same attention to millions, as if only one individual were seeking its attention!
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are . . . Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16