Be Strong to Hope

Be Strong To Hope: Courage And Comfort That Concern The Ministry Of Trouble


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... STATEMENT. "Man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward." That is the phraseology of Eliphaz the Temanite, and it is statement that cannot be controverted. But we want a better interpretation of it than is common to the storm-beset traveler. And it is the Bible that translates trouble into clear, vigorous, understandable terms. We turn heavenward with the psalmist and say, " Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man; through God we shall do valiantly." In the first place we must face the facts of the case. These facts are indicated by the statement of Eliphaz--the commonness of trouble--its variations and its continuity. It is not restricted to class or condition. "Great folks must go as well as little," said.a peasant woman in Covent Garden as she learned the death of Queen Charlotte, "The Lord receive us all." Trouble is incident to human life. There is no escape from it, and its commonness is equalled by its multiplicity. The forms of trouble are myriad. There is a kind of terror for the soul in its fitfulness and transition. "What next?" you sometimes hear the stricken, affrighted soul exclaim as one day of anguish dies and opportunity is made for the living of another. Those of us who meet disaster magnify our particular experience; and hearts that see their cherished schemes miscarry, yield them to a gloom of spirit that destroys the welldoing of many days. But what is harder than sickness? and with what facility disease adapts itself to the peculiarities of diverse constitutions? The short sickness breaks in upon one's labor with a carelessness that is positively hateful. There is no good reason why the man should be confined to a chamber ten days while the affairs of a great estate, or the interests of a vast business centre in ...



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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: General Books
  • ISBN-13: 9781154445633
  • ISBN: 1154445631
  • Publication Year: 2010
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