Pilgrim Portions


Selected from the Writings, Hymns, Letters, etc., of J. N. Darby  



“Those He calls His own

—pilgrims in scenes where He has been.”



Selected by H. G.

Cover of book Pilgrim Portions




3—The Word of God

4—The Holy Spirit

5—The Perfections of Christ









14—Unbelieving fears

15—Separation from the world



18—Cross Bearing

19—Looking unto Jesus


21—The presence of God


23—Divine Affections (1)

24—Divine affections (2)


26—Songs of the night

27—The Man of sorrows


29—The all-sufficiency of Christ

30—Divine energy

31—Help from the sanctuary


33—The faithfulness of God



36—Nearness to God

37—Backsliding and restoration

38—The Light of eternity

39—Our needs and
       His fulness


41—The divine heart

42—Practical santification


44—Cheer for pilgrims

45—The will of God


47—The courts above

48—Christ is all

49—Walking with God


51—The heavently light

52—Our hope



“They that wait upon the Lord

shall renew their strength.

                    Isaiah 11:31

Though thy way be long and dreary,

    Eagle strength He’ll still renew

Garments fresh and foot unweary

    Tell how God hath brought thee through.

We should be in the spirit of waiting pilgrims, not weary ones.


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You must not call yourself old as if you were tired. The Lord is never weary, yet the Ancient of Days; you have to renew your strength as an eagle to bear fruit in old age.


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The source of real strength is in the sense of the Lord’s being gracious. The natural man in us always disbelieves Christ as the only source of strength and every blessing.


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His way is “in the sanctuary” if His way is “in the sea,” and if we are with Him there, the sea bows to His power; but to none else that I know of … when He works all is soon still.


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Oh, if the Lord Himself was not the workman, how hopeless would be the thought of reaching all the souls that are in need. It is a comfort then to be able to look to Him, that His eye and grace may reach them.


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I have only one precious word to say to you: keep close to Jesus, you know you will find there joy, strength, and that consciousness of His love which sustains everywhere and makes everything else become nothing, there is our happiness and our life.


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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” … Human efforts shut this help out. … No human planning is ever right. In His own time and way, God will come in. … Human efforts prove want of faith and restlessness, and planning is mere flesh.


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For the path where my Saviour is gone

    Has led up to His Father and God—

To the place where He’s now on the throne:

    And His strength shall be mine on the road.


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Duty ever leads into difficulty, but I have the consolation of saying, God is there, and victory certain.


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Occupy yourselves with Christ that you may be refreshed and strengthened. … It is a great thing to pass through sorrows with Him; they are then turned to a well, and grace comes down too. Pray for the saints—all of them—carry the sorrows to Christ, and in your own spirit bring Christ to the sorrows.


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It is a great comfort that, in looking at Christ, I not only see the thing I ought to be, but I get the thing I ought to be, “grace for grace.” “We all, with open face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory unto glory.” There is real growth there. … In likeness to Christ, and it ought to be growth every instant.


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I generally have many things which press heavily within the range of my responsibility. But I commit them to Him who is mighty above all which this poor world can require, and to whom a burden is no burden at all. … He orders everything according to the counsel of His will.

Pilgrim Portions - Meditations for the Day of Rest -

Selected from the Writings, Hymns, Letters, etc., of J. N. Darby
Scanning, OCR and revision according to the original: Santiago Escuain
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