Strength Today

How blessed is the one whom you instruct, O Lord, the one whom you teach from your law,

[Ps 94:12]

And I cried out, “We are doomed! Our wound is severe! We once thought, ‘This is only an illness. And we will be able to bear it!’

[Jer 10:19]

Hold in thy murmurs, heaven arraigning!

The patient see God’s loving face;

Who bear their burdens uncomplaining,

’Tis they that win the Father’s grace.

[ANON]

Do not run to this and that for comfort when you are in trouble, but bear it. Be uncomfortably quiet—be uneasily silent—be patiently unhappy.

~J.P. GREAVES ~

Hard words will vex, unkindness will pierce; neglect will wound; threatened evils will make the soul quiver; sharp pain or weariness will rack the body, or make it restless. But what says the Psalmist? “When my heart is vexed, I will complain.” To whom? Not of God, but to God.

~ E.B. PUSEY ~

Surely, I have thought, I do not want to have a grief which would not be a grief. I feel that I shall be able to take up my cross in a religious spirit soon, and then it will be all right.

~ JAMES HINTON ~

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