Years and years ago when I first knew I was going deaf and I thought the future looked impossibly bleak, these words sank deep into my soul. May God use them in your heart today...

"It seems to me clear beyond question that in the lives of God's beloved there are sometimes periods

when the adversary is "given power to overcome".

This power need never overwhelm the inner courts of the spirit, but it may press hard on the outworks of being.

And so I have been asking that our dearest Lord may have the joy (sure it must be a joy to Him) of saying about each one of us...

"I can count on him, on her, on them for anything. 

I can count on them for peace under any disappointment or series of disappointments,

under any strain.

I can trust them never to set limits, saying, "Thus far, and no further."

I can trust them not to offer the reluctant obedience of a doubtful faith, but to be glad and merry as it is possible."

Amy Carmichael in Rose From Brier

May we be worthy of His trust.

From my heart,