• “They only did what God permitted them to do, which enabled me always to keep God in sight… When we suffer, we should always remember that God inflicts the blow. Wicked men, it is true, are not infrequently His instruments; and the fact does not diminish, but simply develops their wickedness. But when we are so mentally disposed that we love the strokes we suffer, regarding them as coming from God, and as expressions of what He sees best for us, we are then in the proper state to look forgivingly and kindly upon the subordinate instrument which He permits to smite us.” – Madame Guyon

Why should I fear to die? by Charlotte Elliot

Why should I fear to die? 

In that sweet home above 
Are gathering all my family, 
And all the friends I love; 
Heavenward I look, and breathe the prayer. 
Soon, soon their happiness to share. 

Surely 'tis time to die ! 

My " threescore years and ten " 
Are overpast, and oft I cry, 

" How long, my Lord? Oh! when 
Wilt Thou my ransomed spirit free. 
And bid Thy child come home to Thee?" 

Then, Saviour, let me die ! 

My sweetest moments here 
Are those when, deigning to draw nigh. 
Thou whisperest, " I am near." 
And e'en from these bright glimpses given 
I feel Thy presence must be heaven. 

Oh ! when I come to die. 

These glories let me see. 
Ne'er grasped by human thought or eye, 
Reserved in heaven by Thee ; 
And show me, 'mid the parting strife. 
That death is better far than life !

 

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The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. — Proverbs 29:25 (NKJV)

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