What a mercy it is

(James Smith, “Daily Bible Readings for the Lord’s Household”)

“I am troubled!”
Psalm 38:6 This is very often the case with the believer, he is seldom long without something to trouble him. He has . . .
so many foes without him, andwhat a mercy it is!
such unexpected and difficult things in his path
— that he is often agitated and distressed.Where he looked for comfort — he finds sorrow;
when he expected help — he finds hindrance;
where he promised himself pleasure — he experiences pain.

He is wearied —

But what a mercy it is for the troubled Christian, that his Lord has experienced trouble as well as himself; so that He can sympathize with him. Jesus once said, “Now My soul is deeply troubled!” He has a fellow-feeling with us in all our troubles, and will first sanctify them, and then safely bring us out of them.

Beloved, are you troubled today?

Carry your troubled heart to Jesus, pour it out before Him. He can calm it, soothe it, and give it cheering repose. Take it to Jesus — to sanctify it for you.

Yes, what a mercy it is!

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Something to ponder
“There is no surer characteristic of a sincere lover of Christ, than a habitual desire to be like Christ, and an ardent zeal to promote His glory!” Archibald Alexander, 1772-1851
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2 responses to “What a mercy it is

  1. Wonderful blessing aj. The world has nothing to offer but your reminder is that we have EVERYTHING promised by our God our Creator our FATHER. We have HIS peace…there is none better.

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