He sent His word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction. Let them praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the people! Whoever is wise let him observe these things; let them consider the lovingkindness of the Lord.
— Psalm 107:20,21,43, MEV
It is not wise to look to ourselves and study our emotions. If we do this, the enemy will present difficulties and temptations that weaken faith and destroy courage... We are to look away from self to Jesus.
When sin struggles for the mastery in the heart, when guilt oppresses the soul and burdens the conscience, when unbelief clouds the mind, remember that Christ’s grace is sufficient to subdue sin and banish the darkness. Entering into communion with the Saviour, we enter the region of peace.
Nothing tends more to promote health of body and of soul than does a spirit of gratitude and praise. It is a positive duty to resist melancholy, discontented thoughts and feelings—as much a duty as it is to pray.
It is a law of nature that our thoughts and feelings are encouraged and strengthened as we give them utterance. While words express thoughts, it is also true that thoughts follow words. If we would give more expression to our faith, rejoice more in the blessings that we know we have,—the great mercy and love of God,—we should have more faith and greater joy. No tongue can express, no finite mind can conceive, the blessing that results from appreciating the goodness and love of God.
Then let us educate our hearts and lips to speak the praise of God for His matchless love. Let us educate our souls to be hopeful and to abide in the light shining from the cross of Calvary. Never should we forget that we are children of the heavenly King, sons and daughters of the Lord of hosts.
Forgetting our own difficulties and troubles, let us praise God for an opportunity to live for the glory of His name. Let the fresh blessings of each new day awaken praise in our hearts for these tokens of His loving care.
When you open your eyes in the morning, thank God that He has kept you through the night. Thank Him for His peace in your heart. Morning, noon, and night, let gratitude as a sweet perfume ascend to heaven.
— The Ministry of Healing, p.249-253
When sin and guilt burdens your conscience, remember that Christ’s grace is sufficient to banish darkness. Enter into communion with your Savior.
Rejoice in the blessings you know you have. Appreciate the great mercy and goodness of God.
Educate your heart and lips to speak the praise of God for His perfect love. Educate your soul to be hopeful.
When you open your eyes in the morning, thank God that He kept you through the night. Thank Him for His peace in your heart.