Monday, March 30, 2020

A Puritan’s Encouragements to Courage

“Seek to do the following to heighten our Christian courage:
(1) Resign all to God.
(2) Set your faith on the promise that assures us that God will sanctify all of our troubles (Rom. 8:28).
(3) Consider that God’s presence is with us in all of our troubles (Ps. 119:15).
(4) He moderates our troubles to the measure and degree they are bearable [but not in our own strength, only in His] (Isa 27:8).
(5) We will know a safe and comfortable deliverance from them at least (Rev. 7:17).
With these considerations we may recover our hearts out of the hands of our fears again, and return them to a quiet and sweet satisfaction in the wise and holy pleasure of our God.”
~John Flavel

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