He gives us Himself

(James W. Alexander, “Consolation” 1852 edited) “It is good for me that I have been afflicted!” Ps. 119:71 We are all familiar with suffering. We are either now enduring, or shall at some future time endure severe afflictions. There are … Continued

benefits of affliction

(John Angell James) Some of the benefits of affliction, are that it . . . quickens prayer, ¬† ¬†extracts the balmy sweets of the promises, endears the Savior. And to crown all, affliction directs the mind to that glorious state … Continued