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Joy and Strength 01/16

The very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matt. x. 30.

I will go in the strength of the Lord God.
Ps. Ixxi. 16.

NO trouble is too small wherein to see the will of God for thee. Great trouble come but seldom. Daily fretting trial that is, what of thyself would fret thee, may often, in God’s hands, conform thee more His gracious will. They are the daily touches, whereby He traces on thee the likeness of His divine will. There is nothing too slight wherein to practise oneness with the will of God. By daily practice in slight crosses of our own will, do we learn the lesson our Lord taught, “Not as I will, but as Thou.” All the things whereof men daily complain may perfect thee in the will of God. The changes of the seasons, bodily discomforts or ailments, rude words, petty slights, little jealousies, unevenness of temper in those with whom thou livest, misunderstandings, censures of thy faith or practice, severe judgments, thanklessness of those thou wouldest benefit, interruptions in what thou wouldest do, oppressiveness or distraction of thy labors, — whatever thou canst think of, wherein others fret themselves, and, still more thyself; therein thou seest how to be of one will with God.
Edward B. Pusey

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  • Lisa says:

    Thank you, Michelle. Each day these words are pearls and sunshine, beautiful and comforting, joy and strength! God bless you in this work, may He provide your deepest needs today. In His Name, Lisa

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  • “My soul was filled and overwhelmed with light, and love, and joy in the Holy Ghost, and seemed just ready to go away from the body. I could scarcely refrain from expressing my joy aloud, in the midst of the service. I had in the mean time, an overwhelming sense of the glory of God, as the Great Eternal All, and of the happiness of having my own will entirely subdued to his will. I knew that the foretaste of glory, which I then had in my soul, came from him, that I certainly should go to him, and should, as it were, drop into the Divine Being, and be swallowed up in God.” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

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