TURNING HEARTS

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22

There is a burden of worldly anxiety which I ought to lay down. Even in the hours when I am away from my business, I am apt to let myself be pursued by its frets and worries in my secret soul; and then I glean little benefit from my very communion with God. The weekday follows me into the rest day, like some persistent and troublesome spirit, and spoils it all together. That should not be.

There is a burden of personal sin and unworthiness which I ought to lay down. Sometimes I despair of salvation. My guilt has been so great that I see in earth and Heaven, in time and eternity — no comfort or deliverance for me. But the promise should lead me to the place somewhat ascending where the Cross of Jesus stands, and there the load falls from my back, and I go on my way with a merry heart.

There is a burden of haunting solicitude for other souls which I ought to lay down. When I have prayed for them, appealed to them, and done my utmost on their behalf, let me commit them to the strong and tender love of my Lord, a thousand times wiser and warmer than my own. Let me not be crushed by a weight too heavy for me. He holds the key to all these hearts and can turn them where He will.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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