Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More than we deserve

Reflect, my reader, on the numberless blessings you enjoy, and do not imagine that you have nothing but troubles and misfortunes. We have all more than we deserve from that patient and gracious God, against whom we have so often and grievously sinned. Let us rather study to be content and thankful, and in all our troubles to resign ourselves under his mighty hand, and seek his strength. Reflect withal, that your present trouble is but for a moment; and if you are a Christian, there remains for you a rest, the very prospect of which should induce you to regard all your present crosses as perfectly insignificant.

- from A Treatise on Temper—its Use and Abuse

1 comment:

  1. Amen and amen!

    What great temptation there can be to give in to that downward pull --- to consider all the ways in which we have been disappointed. But, it is only when we are in Christ that we can truly be content in all things. He and alone is our life and nothing, absolutely nothing, can compare to the glory of Him!