I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.
— Isaiah 42:16, NKJV
We must believe him; for he is well able and more than willing to help us in time of trouble, to comfort us in times of affliction and distress, and to deliver us out of all our trials and difficulties.
Troubles and difficulties will come, and we must confide in God. If our children do not do as we wish them, what course are we going to take in the matter? give them up because we see that they do not have the Spirit of God?—Never! it should only make them dearer to our hearts.
We must come before God with them in our prayers. We must present them before the throne of God, and say, Lord, here are the children thou hast given me, and I cannot rest day nor night till thou hast brought them into the ark. I cannot enjoy it to be in the ark unless my children are there also.
Plead with your children to come to Christ, and then go where there is no eye to see and no ear to hear, and there pour out your petitions before God for them.
Christ said: “Ask, and it shall be given you...” Here is the promise. Where is the faith to grasp the promise of God, and never give up until every child is gathered into the ark?
It is no time to be discouraged now, for the evil one is pressing upon us harder than ever before, and we cannot afford to lose ground by going backward. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we must rally for the right.
If I have a hold on Heaven, I can have a right hold on my fellow-men; I can have an influence that will constantly press against the tide of evil that there is in the world, and lead souls into the ark of safety.
Break the chains of darkness asunder... God grant, oh, may God grant, that all these souls may be there.
— The Review and Herald, December 21, 1886
Present your children before God and say, Lord, here are the children You have given me and I cannot rest till You have brought them into the ark.
Plead with your children to come to Christ then go and pour out your petitions before God for them.
Grasp the promise of God and never give up until every child is gathered into the ark.
Have a hold on Heaven. Have an influence that will constantly press against the tide of evil in the world and lead souls into the ark of safety.