(J. C. Ryle, “The Cross of Christ“)
Are you a distressed believer?
Is your heart . . .
pressed down with sickness,
tried with disappointments,
overburdened with cares?
To you I say, “Behold the cross of Christ!”
Think whose hand is allowing/measuring to you
the cup of bitterness which you are now drinking!
It is the hand of Him who was crucified!
It is the same hand which in love to your
soul was nailed to the accursed tree! Surely
that thought should comfort and hearten you.
Surely you should say to yourself, “A crucified
Savior will never allow anything to me that is
not for my good. It must be well.”