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Are you a distressed believer?

Are you a distressed believer?


Are you a distressed believer?
Is your heart . . .
  pressed down with sickness,
  tried with disappointments,
  overburdened with cares?

To you I say, "Behold the cross of Christ!"

Think whose hand it is that chastens you!

Think whose hand is measuring to you the
cup of bitterness which you are now drinking!

It is the hand of Him who was crucified!

It is the same hand which in love to your
soul was nailed to the accursed tree! Surely
that thought should comfort and hearten you.
Surely you should say to yourself, "A crucified
Savior will never lay upon me anything that is
not for my good. There is a needs be. It must
be well."

 

(J. C. Ryle, "The Cross of Christ")

 


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