Daily Courage - January 10

from Day by Day with the Persecuted Church

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. (Psalm 68:19)

Mehdi Dibaj

On a busy road with strong winds and heavy traffic, the crossing of such a road is a frightening experience. A child would be very scared and cry, "Daddy carry me, Daddy carry me."

In our walk with God we often experience the same storms and danger. Sometimes the pressures are so intense that it seems impossible to go forward anymore.

In such storms, what should our attitude be? Is there any hope or help from God?

The Lord says; "Call upon me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you and you will praise me."

Yes, we may cast all our burdens upon Him, for He cares for us. He daily bears our burdens.

Mehdi Dibaj is from Iran. While this book was being compiled, Mehdi Dibaj had been in prison for nine years. Early in 1994 he was released, but was murdered six months later. His courtroom defense was edited to form part of this book.

Copyright [C] 1995 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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