October 17: For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. Isa. 54:10

How many of us have been refreshed, especially of recent years, by these blessed streams of truth! Though we hear the roaring of the troubled sea, the murmuring and threatening of discontented and oppressed people, and feel the shaking of the kingdoms with the swellings thereof; and though we know that the dreadful result will be universal anarchy and the complete overthrow of all governments, yet we fear not, for "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." R686 "I know not the way that's before me, The joys or the griefs it may bring; What clouds are o'erhanging the future, What flowers by the wayside may spring.But there's One who will journey beside me, Nor in weal nor in woe will forsake; And this is my solace and comfort, 'He knoweth the way that I take.'" A76