“Oh, there is, in contemplating Christ, a balm for every wound; in musing on the Father, there is a quietus for every grief; and in the influence of the Holy Ghost, there is a balsam for every sore. Would you lose your sorrow? Would you drown your cares? Then go, plunge yourself in the Godhead’s deepest sea; be lost in his immensity; and you shall come forth as from a couch of rest, refreshed and invigorated. I know nothing which can so comfort the soul; so calm the swelling billows of sorrow and grief; so speak peace to the winds of trial, as a devout musing upon the subject of the Godhead.”
– C.H. Spurgeon, in The Immutability of God.
“Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And has shed His own blood for my soul.”
– Horatio G. Spafford
Eternal bliss, not contingent on temporal circumstances.
photo: Art Poskanzer
“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.”
– Proverbs 19:21
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.”
– Psalm 84:11
“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.”
– Psalm 34:8-10
“We should cast ourselves down at his feet, with a full resignation of ourselves to his sovereign pleasure.”
– Stephen Charnock quoting Dr. Goodwin, Discourses Upon the Existence and Attributes of God (London: James Blackwood and Co.), 663.