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Greater Trouble, for Greater Comfort?

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Look how fears have presented themselves, so have supports and encouragements; yea, when I have started, even as it were at nothing else but my shadow, yet God, as being very tender of me, hath not suffered me to be molested, but would with one Scripture or another, strengthen me against all; insomuch that I have often said, Were it lawful, I could pray for greater trouble, for the greater comfort’s sake.

John Bunyan

The Secret Formula of Saints

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The secret formula of the saints: When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord’s choicest wines.

Samuel Rutherford