"THE Lord is the strength of my life," asserts David in that wonderfully eloquent and inspiring twenty-seventh psalm. We are given the recipe for endurance with a very lavish hand through the whole of this piece of minstrelsy of the psalmist. David had no belief of strength in matter; he attributed all his energy to the Lord, the Supreme Ruler. In the thirteenth verse he proclaims, "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." And that is the secret of strength. What a very simple solution after all! Just seeing the goodness of the Lord expressed. That is perfect prayer, and perfect praise. Though the solution is simple it may not always seem easy to work it out consistently. David knew this just as well as any of us.

Strength does not mean physical strength, though this is generally the aftermath if it has erstwhile been lacking. There is the strength of affection, strength of purpose, strength to do right under trying and perverse conditions, strength to see good though evil seems to predominate, and to keep the perfect vision in front of us till at last error yields. And the condition vanishes as we "see the goodness of the Lord" in all things. "The Lord is my strength," and this strength is perpetual, continuous, inexhaustible. "As thy days, so shall thy strength be." There is plenty to draw from. This same strength is one of "the unsearchable riches of Christ," Truth; it is limitless. Since the divine Mind is strength and is everywhere, filling all space, here at this minute with you and me, then we have strength always at hand. The whole of this energizing force is ours, so long as it is rightly used.

The Law of Gravitation
August 13, 1921

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