“Why are ye troubled.” Luke 24:38
Consider what Jesus has done for you, promised to you, and is gone to prepare for you. Consider what He is to you, your loving Bridegroom, faithful Friend, and gracious Saviour. What troubles you? Is it sin? He will pardon, subdue, and destroy it. The world? He has overcome it, redeemed you from it, and is leading you through it. Satan? He is conquered, condemned, and will soon be imprisoned. The cares and troubles of life? Jesus says, “Bring them to Me by prayer, cast them on Me in faith, leave them with Me; I know what you want, I have provided of My goodness, I will supply all your needs; your bread shall be given you, and your water shall be sure. I will make a way in the wilderness of trouble, and a path in the desert of perplexity. Let not your hearts be trouble, ye believe in God, believe also in Me. Try Me. Trust Me. In all your ways acknowledge Me, and I will direct your paths. I have wisdom, power, and love; and all that I have is yours; to be employed for your good.” Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass. (James Smith, 1840)
Yield to the Lord, with simple heart,
All that thou hast, and all thou art;
Renounce all strength, but strength divine,
And peace shall be for ever thine :
Behold the path the saints have trod,
The path which led them home to God.