Don't Take Desperate Steps. . .

"Christ is acquainted with all that is misunderstood and misrepresented by men. His children can afford to wait in calm patience and trust, no matter how much maligned and despised." Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, page 32.

"Trials will come to you. Thus the Lord polishes the roughness from your character. Do not murmur. You make the trial harder by repining. Honor God by cheerful submission. Even though a wrong is done you, keep the love of God in the heart. 'Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.'

"'Beware of desperate steps; the darkest day, Wait but tomorrow, will have passed away.' 'In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.' Christ knows the strength of your temptations and the strength of your power to resist. His hand is always stretched out in pitying tenderness to every suffering child. To the tempted, discouraged one, He says, Child for who I suffered and died, cannot you trust Me?
'As thy days, so shall thy strength be'. . . .
"Commit thy way to the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.' . . .He will be to you as the shadow of a mighty rock in a weary land. He says, 'Come unto me, . . .and I will give you rest,' —rest that the world cannot give nor take away. . .  .

"Words cannot describe the peace and joy possessed by him who takes God at His word. Trials do not disturb him, slights do not vex him. Self is crucified. Day by day his duties may become more taxing, his temptations stronger, his trials more severe; but he does not falter; for he receives strength equal to his need." Messages to Young People, pages 97, 98.

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13.

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