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

Sorrows will soon end

(James Smith, “Sighing for Jesus!” 1858) “As the deer pants for streams of water–so my soul pants for you, O God! My soul thirsts for God, for the living God! When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1-2 I have just been … Continued

We do not lose heart

(J.R. Miller, “Help for the Day”) Life may seem a failure here, crushed like a lily… — broken, trampled, torn! But it may yet become a glorious success. Because Many of the truest and best of God’s children, know only … Continued

I know their sorrows

(from Winslow’s, “The Burden Cast upon God”) How shall we, how can we, describe the tenderness of Christ towards His burdened ones, and the gentleness with which He leads them? “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the … Continued

Many trials and sorrows

(James Smith, “Comfort for Christians!”) “In the world, you will have many trials and sorrows.” John 16:33 To be forewarned — is to be forearmed! Our divine Lord here assures His disciples that they will be tried, and teaches them … Continued

He knows our sorrows

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Evening Visit”) “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are” Hebrews 4:15 “I … Continued

A Savior who knows our sorrows

(George Everard, “The Tears of Jesus!” 1884) On opening ancient tombs in Palestine, many a tear-bottle has been found, which was a repository for the tears of the mourners, and was then placed in the tomb beside the one who … Continued

Our tears are precious to God

J.R. Miller, “Evening Thoughts” 1907) “You keep track of all my sorrows and have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book!” Psalm 56:8 Tears are sacred in God’s sight. The Psalmist said … Continued

The life of faith

(Octavius Winslow, “Go to Jesus”) Then Jesus said, “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 The life of faith is a constant coming to Jesus for … Continued

Bring your sorrows to Me

(From Octavius Winslow’s, “Bring him unto Me; or, Help and Salvation Only in Christ”) “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 In your moment of disappointment and despair, … Continued