March 24: The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them. Psa. 145:18,19

If the Master Himself needed strengthening, surely we also need it; and if He received it in response to supplications with strong cryings and tears, it is an intimation to us of the way in which God is pleased to bestow the full assurance of faith which is able to strengthen us as good soldiers to endure any and everything in His name and service....But however the strength may come, it must be the assurance, not of men or of angels, but of God, that we are pleasing and acceptable to Him--and that we may claim and expect the exceeding great and precious things which He has in reservation for them that love Him. R2775