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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he

 THE Lord is the only legitimate object of trust for a sinner. He cannot trust in himself,
for his heart is deceitful above all things. He cannot trust in his fellow-men, for they are no
better. If he does trust in any one but the Lord, vexation, disappointment, and sorrow,
must be the result. In God he may trust for the promise warrants him. In God he should
trust, for the precept commands him. In God he must trust, for every other refuge will fail
him. The word of God is true, and cannot deceive ns; it is unchangeable, and cannot fail us;
it is most gracious, and just suits us. In his word, God has promised everything we can
possibly want, he has invited us to ask for all he has promised, and he has assured us that we
shall not be disappointed. If therefore we rest on his word, rely on his faithfulness, and expect
him to appear for us, we shall prove him to be true to his word. And doing so, we shall be
happy, for it will dissipate our doubts, conquer our fears, prevent disappointment, and secure
to us innumerable mercies. " He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.

O, make but trial of his love!
     Experience will decide
How blest are they, and only they
     Who in his truth confide.

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