Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wit's End Corner

I'm borrowing this from the "Streams in the Desert" devotional book by Mrs. Charles Cowman. I hope it's an encouragement to you.

At Wit's End

"At their wit's end, they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out" (Ps. 107:27, 28).

Are you standing at "Wit's End Corner,"
Christian, with troubled brow?
Are you thinking of what is before you,
And all you are bearing now?
Does all the world seem against you,
And you in the battle alone?
Remember--at "Wit's End Corner"
Is just where God's power is shown.

Are you standing at "Wit's End Corner,"
Blinded with wearying pain,
Feeling you cannot endure it,
You cannot bear the strain,
Bruised through the constant suffering,
Dizzy, and dazed, and numb?
Remember--at "Wit's End Corner"
Is where Jesus loves to come.

Are you standing at "Wit's End Corner"?
Your work before you spread,
All lying begun, unfinished,
And pressing on heart and head,
Longing for strength to do it,
Stretching out trembling hands?
Remember--at. "Wit's End Corner"
The Burden-bearer stands.

Are you standing at "Wit's End Corner"?
Then you're just in the very spot
To learn the wondrous resources
Of Him who faileth not:
No doubt to a brighter pathway
Your footsteps will soon be moved,
But only at "Wit's End Corner"
Is the "God who is able" proved.
--Antoinette Wilson

Do not get discouraged; it may be the last key in the bunch that opens the door. --Stansifer


  1. Jesus has met me more than once at Whits End corner! I enjoyed reading that.

    I was reading your profile and was hooked at "inhaling the scent of a new book." Kindred spirits with that blessing!


  2. Pamela,
    I just visited your blog (it's beautiful, by the way!) and, although I didn't have time to read the whole post about books, I liked what I saw. I absolutely adore books. The feel, the scent...everything. :)I think all of my girls do the same thing I do when we get a new book; they stick their noses between the pages and inhale!
    Thanks for stopping by, and for your comment.

  3. Thanks for your comment on my post. When I read your profile, my first thought was, "She's a lot like me!" My second thought was, "Hey! I think I know her!" :-) I'd love for you to drop me an e-mail. I have a few questions about your affiliate links.

  4. Jennifer, you're very welcome. :) Did you get my email?


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