• “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

Joy and Strength 09/20

Great peace have they which love Thy law; and they have none occasion of stumbling.
Ps. cxix. 165 (R. v.).

In Thy might all things I bear,
In Thy love find bitter sweet.
And with all nny grief and care,
Sit in patience at Thy feet.
A. H. Francke.

WHAT you need to do, is to put your will over completely into the hands of your Lord, surrendering to Him the entire control of it. Say, “Yes, Lord, yes!” to everything, and trust Him so to work in you to will, as to bring your whole wishes and affections into conformity with His own sweet, and lovable, and most lovely will. It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him. He turns hard things into easy, and bitter things into sweet. It is not that He puts easy things in the place of the hard, but He actually changes the hard thing into an easy one.
Hannah Whitall Smith.

It has been well remarked, It is not said that after keeping God’s commandments, but inkeeping them there is great reward. God has linked these two things together, and no man can separate them — obedience and peace.
F. W. Robertson

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[Bear and Share Burdens] Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. — Galatians 6:1 (NKJV)

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