Thursday, May 31, 2007

His Hand

During a "dark night of the soul" last evening, the Lord upheld me by His strong, powerful hand. As I drove slowly in to work just after 10 p.m. I was reflecting on the events of the day, troubled but trusting...I think. I may tell you more about this dreadful experience later but through it all I sensed the hand of God sustaining me and shielding me.

These words came to mind and I share them with you, my pilgrim pals:


By faith I stand in Canaan's land
And trace the outline of His hand.

As fear and doubt encompass me
Jehovah-Jireh is my plea.

Into His hand my cares I thrust,
In Him alone I place my trust.

And when this present battle's done,
My faith renewed, the vict'ry won.

I'll praise Him for His outstretched hand
That pulled me from the sinking sand.

My faith still stands in no one less,
My sovereign God...His name I bless!

- David W. Fisher - May 30th, 2007

Thanks for your prayers today, pilgrim pals!


  1. May the Lord continue to sustain and uphold you with His ever-fairthful, outstreched Hand and by His mercy, love, and grace.

    Love and Prayers,

  2. Concerning - "the dark nite" this buisness of trials --- imagine Daniel or the three hebrews and the furnace the night before - am thinking of U, my friend - and praying ------ Bob

  3. Such a good poem Pilgrim David!
    How come you were going to work so late?
    Do you work the night shift sometimes?

    I hope that "passing-thru" shares some stories about the Muller Orphanage David.
    I tried go to the site but it wouldn't open up for me.

    When you are discouraged David, you never fail but to encourage the rest of us!
    God bless you!!
    I really needed that poem today!.....Love Pilgrim Pal Terry

  4. Wow I like this!!
    I'll copy this and print it out if you don't mind. ;)

  5. Dear Pilgrim Pals:

    Thank you so much for your encouragment over the last few days. It's been rough recently but we're trusting God to carry us through.

    Terry, you are very perceptive! When I'm not feeling well I tend to write more. It's therapeutic for me.

    Last night I went to bed with a stomach ache and a migraine right after dinner. I got up at 10 to go to work at Christian Horizons. I work what's called a "night sleep" shift from 11 to 9 the next morning. We presently only have 1 young man who we're caring for. I don't really sleep well there though.

    I didn't know the outcome of the game until this morning. It was just too stressful.

    Please keep us in your prayers. Carol and I have important meetings today at 2:15 and again tomorrow at 9:15. We value your prayer support so much.

    And...just a reminder...anyone can quote anything I write...anytime.

    Thanks again, pilgrim pals!

    Much love in Christ,


    P. S. I got your letter, Hebrews 11:1. Thank you so much!

  6. words don't do justice sometimes - did feel a burden for U the other nite - amazing how we are in this Family of God ------ we use and abuse words till they are just buzz words - but with heartfelt care, we pray -------- and we pray again --------

  7. I have read your blog every day...ever since Darc (my daughter) introduced me to blogging. Your thoughts and insights are blessing my mornings. Psalm 40:1-3 has been my prayer these past 2 weeks. Our hope is always in Jesus.

  8. you know, David, i'm thinking God has you in that "psalmist spot" ... where you can only write when you are being tested and tried ...

    such a wonderful poem ... it can and will encourage others in places of night - to help them hang on for that light of day to appear ...

  9. Dear Mr. Fisher,

    Thank you for letting me know you received the letter. You have no idea how refreshing that is to know that a letter reached its destination...especially having sent 3 in your province, and still not knowing whether any made it....

    Praying for you always,
    "Hebrews 11:1"

  10. Aw!... Hebrews 11:1...I told you that yours and the little Montreal girl's letter arrived for Bernie and me!!
    Is there still someone who has not received their letter?
    Don't worry..they will let you know bud...From Mrs. S Pilgrim Pal..