Children of God are not exempted

(David Harsha, “Thoughts on the Love of Christ”)  LISTEN to Audio!  Download Audio “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows!” John 16:33 Affliction comes upon all! None are exempt from the sufferings incident to our fallen nature. The … Continued

If our hearts are in heaven

(Thomas Reade, “Christian Meditations”)  LISTEN to Audio!  Download Audio “He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit; while every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful!” John 15:2 To the true … Continued

Afflictions – Part Two

The following choice excerpts have been gleaned from the writings of Thomas Watson. Be sure to meditate on each one–suck the honey out of these uplifting gems!)   LISTEN to Audio!   Download Audio ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ AFFLICTIONS – PART … Continued

Afflictions are sent for this end

LISTEN to Audio!   Download Audio ​Afflictions are sent for this end “Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.” Hebrews 5:8 “Our Savior learned obedience by the things which He suffered, and so must we. … Continued

When afflictions render us weary

(Charles Simeon)  LISTEN to Audio!  Download Audio “I loathe my life; I would not live forever!” Job 7:16 When afflictions render us weary of life, we show that we have forgotten the promise of Jehovah to make all things work … Continued

We have No reason for complaint

(Charles Simeon)  LISTEN to Audio!  Download Audio “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” John 16:33 It is true that our afflictions are great and manifold. Yet we have no reason for complaint, when we know that … Continued

Afflictions are allowed in mercy

(David Harsha) To the children of God, afflictions are allowed in mercy. They are allowed by love. They are designed . . . to draw us more closely to the Savior, mortify indwelling sin, purify our hearts, wean us from … Continued

What we hope for

(Francis Bourdillon, “Affliction, Light and Short!” 1864) “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment–is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we do not look at the things which are seen–but at the things … Continued

Many precious lessons

(J.C. Ryle)   “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” John 16:33 If we are true Christians, we must not expect everything smooth in our journey to Heaven. We must count it no strange thing, if we … Continued

All Divinely arranged

(James Smith, “It Will All End in Mercy!” 1856)  Play Audio!  Download Audio “We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God, and are called according to His purpose!” Romans 8:28 If … Continued