But may all those who seek refuge in You rejoice; may they ever shout for joy, because You defend them; may those who love Your name be joyful in You. For You, Lord, will bless the righteous; You surround him with favor like a shield.
— Psalm 5:11,12, MEV
We need a more heavenly atmosphere to surround our souls.
It is our duty to encourage faith, to talk faith, that we may have faith. If we talk doubt, and encourage doubt, we shall have abundant doubt; for Satan will help us in this kind of work. We need sanctified hearts and sanctified lips; we need to breathe in the rich, bracing atmosphere that comes from the heavenly Canaan. We need to be filled with all the fullness of God. We shall then have life, power, grace, and salvation.
How shall we obtain these great blessings? Christ has died that we might receive them by faith in his name... Why not let the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness shine into the heart and mind, and dispel the gloom and the shadows that Satan would bring upon the soul? Turn to the light, to Jesus, the precious Saviour. Instead of beholding the flaws and defects of some human being, why not contemplate the matchless charms of Him who is the chiefest among ten thousand, and the one altogether lovely?
The garden of the promises of God has been presented before us, and by the precious promises of God we are to lay hold on faith, hope, and love. Through these graces the church may shine forth in the righteousness of Christ. Living faith grasps the hand of divine power, and faith is an anchor to the soul both sure and steadfast.
Are you filled with sorrow today? Fasten your eyes on the Sun of Righteousness. Do not try to adjust all the difficulties, but turn your face to the light, to the throne of God. What will you see there?—The rainbow of the covenant, the living promise of God...a blessed assurance of acceptance with the Father as long as the throne of God endures. Faith is what you need. Do not let faith waver. Fight the good fight of faith, and lay hold on eternal life. It will be a severe fight, but fight it at any cost; for the promises of God are yea and amen in Christ Jesus. Put your hand in the hand of Christ. There are difficulties to be overcome, but angels that excel in strength will cooperate with the people of God.
— Signs of the Times, May 2, 1895
Talk faith so you may have faith. Turn to the light, contemplate the matchless charms of Jesus and receive the great blessings of God through faith in His name.
Lay hold on faith, hope and love by claiming the precious promises of God. With living faith, grasp the hand of divine power.
Do not try to adjust all your difficulties but turn your face to the light, to the throne of God, claiming the promises of God which are yes and amen in Christ Jesus.
Overcome your difficulties by putting your hand in the hand of Christ and fighting the good fight of faith. Angels that excel in strength will cooperate with you.