He shall call upon me,
and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver
him, and honour him—Psa. 91:15.
It is always our blessed
privilege to carry our sorrows and vexations to the Lord;
"For He knows
How to steal the bitter from life’s woes."
He does it by showing
us, through experience, the vanity of all earthly things and their
utter inability to satisfy the soul’s cravings, or to comfort the
wounded spirit. Then comes the thought that however vexing our
experiences, they will soon be over; and if we permit them to do so,
they will only work out in us the peaceable fruits of righteousness,
and develop in us strong and noble characters, disciplined to
thorough self-control, thoughtful consideration, patient endurance
of affliction and loving loyalty and faithfulness and trust in
passages: Job 14: 14, 15; Psa. 27: 8; 50:15; 145:18; Matt. 6:6;
7:7,8; John 16: 23-26; Dan. 12:1-3; Psa. 21:2,4; 107:6,7; 2.Tim.
4:8,18; Rev. 2:7,10,17,26,27;