1998-04-14 - Divine Love, Rejected by the World
A little deviation today. I thought I would share a poem by William Cowper. He is one of the greatest poets England has produced, but suffered greatly with depression. He has been called the suffering genius. However, it was his faith in Christ that carried him through three major bouts of depression that each lasted for years. His life is one that testifies, as Scripture does (Psalm 104:1-9, Matthew 6:26-34, Romans 8:14-18) to the loving care and provisions God has promised and gives to His children; even to those who struggle in this life.
O love, of pure and heavenly birth!
"Yahweh will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; For Thou hast not forsaken those who seek Thee, O Yahweh." Psalm 9:10,11
Soli Deo Gloria,