Consoling Thoughts in Sickness Henry Bailey

ISBN: 9781230392752

Published: September 12th 2013

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18 pages


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Consoling Thoughts in Sickness  by  Henry Bailey

Consoling Thoughts in Sickness by Henry Bailey
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 18 pages | ISBN: 9781230392752 | 8.49 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... Oh tarry thou theMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... Oh tarry thou the Lords leisure: be strong, and He shall comfort thine heart- and put thou thy trust in the Lord--Psalm xxvii.

i6. JHERE are other things to be felt besides pain, for this may be shortlived, and may last but for a moment ere it is gone. But it is the long continuance of suffering ever nearly the same, and the almost monotony of an infirmity, which is so trying, and often so impossible to alleviate or remove. This length of suffering, without a prospect of amendment, often causes in the mind a feeling which is neither exactly despair nor impatience, but a sort of weariness which desires relief, though Cf)t Mtlavi of (c)o, our Stauent dfatfjnr.

123 the soul is at heart resigned- but the burden often sinks it, when the same pains ever recur. Then one has hardly heart to cry to God How long, Lord, how long? How often shall I cry to Thee without Thy hearing me? Lord, wilt Thou ever turn Thy face from me? How long wilt Thou see without pity my affliction? O Lord, why hast Thou forsaken me? A soul thus cast down to the ground loses often the clear view of things- it expects little of the future, it thinks any change in its unhappy state impossible.

This is a common effect of ills very long continued. Such a soul must have great energy, to hope against hope- and to feel that these phantoms of the sameness to be endured are not always what they seem, and may, if so God wills, be in time dissipated. When the storm long endures, and the heaven is black without breaks, when, as far as the sailors eye can pierce, he sees only the waves rolling and tossing, it appears to him as if he should never see the sun again, and that the tempest will never be calmed- yet it needs but a light breeze to chase away the clouds, and.



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