Learn to be content…

(​Octavius Winslow, “Divine Realities” 1860)

“My times are in Your hand.” Psalm 31:15

Learn to be content with your present lot—with
God’s dealings with you, and His disposal of you.

You are just where His providence has, in its
inscrutable, but all wise and righteous decision,
placed you. It may be a painful, irksome, trying
position—but it is right. Oh yes—it is right!

Strive, then, to live a life of daily dependence upon
God. Oh it is a sweet and holy life! It saves . . .
from many a desponding feeling,
from many a corroding care,
from many an anxious thought,
from many a sleepless night,
from many a tearful eye, and
from many an imprudent and sinful scheme.

Thus you shall walk with God through this
valley of tears, until you exchange . . .
sorrow—for joy,
suffering—for ease,
sin—for purity,
labor—for rest,
conflict—for victory,
and all earth’s chequered, gloomy scenes—for the
changeless, cloudless happiness and glory of heaven!

“My times are in Your hand.” Psalm 31:15

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