Joy and Strength 07/20

Do Thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto Thee.
Judges x. 15.

Dear Lord, whose mercy veileth all
That may our coming days befall,
Still hide from us the things to be.
But rest our troubled hearts in Thee.
Harriet McEwen Kimball.

PEACE of heart lies in perfect resignation to the will of God. What you need is true simplicity, a certain calmness of spirit which comes from entire surrender to all that God wills, patience and toleration for your neighbor’s faults, and a certain candor and childlike docility in acknowledging your own faults. The trouble you feel about so many things comes from your not accepting everything which may happen to you, with sufficient resignation to God. Put all things, then, in His hands, and offer them beforehand to Him in your heart, as a sacrifice. From the moment when you cease to want things to be according to your own judgment, and accept unconditionally whatever He sends, you will be free from all your uneasy retrospects and anxieties about your own concerns.
Francois de la Mothe Fenelon

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