a. carmichael: useless

Another letter from the collection, Candles In The Dark

To one who felt useless

My first feeling was to write and tell you that you are mistaken, but though I think you are, in part, I won’t write so. Instead, I will say what our heavenly Father said to me a long time ago, and says to me still very often: “See in it a chance to die.”

Perhaps the brave love of God is touching is touching with death the I in you, that it may be in very truth “not I but Christ”. This is your heart’s desire, your deepest desire, and He counts nothing too much to do, that it may be fully fulfilled. “Ponder the voice of my humble desire.” He has pondered it; He is answering it. So be of good cheer. Don’t heed the devil’s whisper about uselessness. Is he not the father of lies? Why believe a liar? God is working out a most beautiful purpose.

Not good night, and let the Lord give His beloved sleep untroubled by the unkind remarks of the enemy. Believe me, he is not at all trustworthy, and you well know your Lord is. Does He ever break His word? No, never, and He knows that you know it. “For Thou, Lord, has never failed them that fear Thee.” No, nor ever will.

1,055 Comments a. carmichael: useless

  1. Ahmed

    Tom & Heike,We ove the nightly updetas and know you are tired each night from driving long distances! It seems like just yesterday you were here in Arizona and now 4,000 miles later your all the way Northeast . Safe travels, have fun and we look forward to more sights from the open roads across America.Kris