Subject: May 15th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

Wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me out of the body of this death? Romans 7:24.

We all know that no rescuer dares to rescue a person who has just fallen into the water. A wise rescuer will wait until the drowning person has struggled enough in the water on his own and begun to give up struggling.

In like manner God today allows His children to struggle and struggle till they realize how futile their effort is since they are merely getting themselves into a more perilous position. The Lord will wait until their strength is exhausted and they themselves judge that they are dying. At that moment, their thought runs something like this: If God does not deliver me, I cannot maintain my lot even for a minute; if God does not save me, I will certainly die! Not until that very moment will God stretch out his saving hand. Whenever a believer ceases to trust in himself, God will wholly save him at that moment.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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