When Shall We Praise?

Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.

PSALMS 33:21

TAKE anxious care for nought,

To God your wants make known;

And soar on wings of heavenly thought

Toward His eternal throne;

So, though our path is steep,

And many a tempest lowers,

Shall His own peace our spirits keep,

And Christ's dear love be ours.


CHERISH thankfulness with prayer. St. Paul gives us in two words this secret of peace. "In everything," (he excepts nothing, so do not you) "by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." He does not say it as a benediction only: he tells us, it "shall keep your hearts and minds." Do the one and God will do the other. Ask what you will, be thankful; and not peace only, but peace which passeth all which our poor minds can think, shall keep these poor breaking, restless hearts--these ever wearying, worrying minds of ours--in Christ Jesus.


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