W. Austin Gardner
Walking Alone with God
These were days when he walked very closely with his Almighty Friend, and he did not for a moment waver in his confidence that God would perfect what concerned him, and establish him firmly in his kingdom.
Such sudden reversals come to us all—to wean us from confidence in men and things; to stay us from building our nest on any earth-grown tree; to force us to root ourselves in God alone.
F. B. Meyer, David: Shepherd, Psalmist, King, Scripture Biographies (London: Morgan and Scott Ltd., 1910), 143.
Loneliness, solitude, temptation, conflict—these are the flames that burn the Divine colours into our characters; such the processes through which the blessings of our anointing are made available for the poor, the broken-hearted, the prisoners, the captives, and the blind.
F. B. Meyer, David: Shepherd, Psalmist, King, Scripture Biographies (London: Morgan and Scott Ltd., 1910), 144.