“Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.” Psalm 112:4
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance — so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry.” Hebrews 10:35-37
This shows that believers are subject to many changes of joy and sorrow. In a state of gladness, therefore — we have reason to fear; and in the hours of trouble and sadness — we have reason to entertain good hopes. Thus we shall be able to keep the happy medium between the extremes of levity and despair.
Before a man has a true sense of his own miseries, the complaints and infirmities of the saints are often a stumbling-block; but afterwards, they will administer to him great comfort. This is the reason that God has revealed them in Scripture; for the complaints of His children give more comfort than all their most heroic actions.
My soul, beware of presumption; yield not to fear — but exercise steady confidence in God — believing in the dullest night that light is sown for you and will soon spring up before you. Your Jesus is your light now — and soon will He appear as your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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By the power of the Holy Spirit, even a small tract can help in turning a broken sinner from darkness to light.
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