Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of all mercies, and the God of all comfort;
who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them which are in trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted by God.
- 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 -
God understands your sorrow, He sees the falling tear,
And whispers, "I am with thee," Then falter not, nor fear.
God understands your heartache, He knows the bitter pain;
O, trust Him in the darkness, You cannot trust in vain.
God understands your weakness, He knows the tempter's pow'r;
And He will walk beside you however dark the hour.
He understands your longing,
your deepest grief He shares;
Then let Him bear your burden,
He understands, and cares.
- Oswald J. Smith -
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins,
but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
Sanctified afflictions are often spiritual promotions.
- Matthew Henry -
Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.
- Katharina Von Schlegel -
Have a blessed Lord's Day, dear ones!