Joy and Strength 03/06

According to your faith be it unto you.
Matt. ix. 29.

Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
John xi. 40.

I FIND that while faith is steady nothing can disquiet me, and when faith totters nothing can establish me. If I ramble out among means and creatures, I am presently lost, and can come to no end But if I stay myself on God, and leave Him to work in His own way and time, I am at rest, and can lie down and sleep in a promise, though a thousand rise up against me. Therefore my way is not to cast beforehand, but to walk with God by the day. Keep close to God, and then you need fear nothing. Maintain secret and intimate acquaintance with Him, and then a little of the creature will go a great way. Crowd not religion into a corner of the day. Would men spend those hours they wear out in plots and devices in communion with God, and leave all on Him by venturesome believing, they would have more peace and comfort.
Joseph Eliot, 1664.

Faith is the better of the free air, and of the sharp winter storm in its face.
Samuel Rutherford.

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