Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Devotionals

August 27

Benefits of Affliction -- Brings Us Back to God

I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths. -- Then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now. Hos. 2:6, 7

Long unafflicted, undismay'd,
In pleasure's path secure I stray'd:
Thou madest me feel thy chastening rod,
And straight I turned unto my God.