Saturday, August 6, 2011


Welcome to "Quaint Words!"

These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).

I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!

"'For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.' (Psalm 33:21)

The root of faith produces the flower of heart-joy. We may not at first rejoice, but it comes in due time. We trust the Lord when we are sad, and in due season He so answers our confidence that our faith turns to fruition and we rejoice in the Lord.

Doubt breeds distress, but trust means joy in the long run...

If we do not rejoice at this moment, yet we shall do so, as surely as David's God is our God. Let us meditate upon the Lord's holy name, that we may trust Him the better and rejoice the more readily...

Can we not cheerfully rely upon Him? Yes, we will do so at once, and do so without reserve.

Jehovah-Jireh will provide, Jehovah-Shalom will send peace, Jehovah-Tsidkenu will justify, Jehovah-Shammah will be forever near, and in Jehovah-Nissi we will conquer every foe.

They that know thy name will trust thee; and they that trust thee will rejoice in thee, O Lord."

(From "Daily Reading by C. H. Spurgeon" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, c. 1834-1892)


(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. I am shouting with you...and just to go over the names of God just lift my spirit also.

    Doubt breeds distress....great words

  2. Wonderful! What encouraging "quaint" words! To trust in God brings true joy - I know that to be true!

    Blessings to you this Saturday! Joan

  3. Good words for a Saturday - good morning to you Sharon.

  4. AMEN Sharon. Thank you for these encouraging words.

  5. And THIS is an example of why CHS is my very favorite of what I call the "wise old dead men".
    I really loved the final part with the names of God incorporated into it.

    BTW, I finally emailed. Twice, in fact. Feast and famine, that's my name.

  6. Janette - I loved those names, too. Found great comfort in them.

    Joan - Trust takes great courage sometimes. But when our trust is in the One who loves us so, it is JOY personified.

    Sandie - Hey you! Just catching up a little today. I'll be over to visit you soon. Hope you're having good summer days!

    Charlotte - Thanks for visiting. I'm glad these words were encouraging.

    Debbie - Wise old dead men - you make me smile. Yes, CHS is an oldie (or a deadie), but goodie! Thanks for emailing. I'll take feast or famine - as long as you still send food...



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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