God Has Promised
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Summary: The fact that we are called upon to endure trial shows that the Lord Jesus sees in us something precious which He desires to develop. If He saw in us nothing whereby He might glorify His name, He would not spend time in refining us. He does not cast worthless stones into His furnace.
 
 

God Has Promised

By Ellen G. White


ARE YOUR TRIALS MORE THAN YOU CAN BEAR?


The fact that we are called upon to endure trial shows that the Lord Jesus sees in us something precious which He desires to develop. If He saw in us nothing whereby He might glorify His name, He would not spend time in refining us. He does not cast worthless stones into His furnace.

The Ministry of Healing, p. 471


Seek the Lord for wisdom in every emergency. In every trial plead with Jesus to show you a way out of your troubles, and your eyes will be opened to behold the remedy and to apply to your case the healing promises that have been recorded in His Word.


In this way the enemy will find no place to lead you into mourning and unbelief, but instead you will have faith and hope and courage in the Lord ....


Every draught of bitterness will be mingled with the love of Jesus, and in place of complaining of the bitterness, you will realize that Jesus’ love and grace are so mingled with sorrow that it has been turned into subdued, holy, sanctified joy. 

Selected Messages, book 2, pp. 273, 274.


God’s love for His children during the period of their severest trial is as strong and tender as in the days of their sunniest prosperity. 

The Great Controversy, p. 621.

God has a purpose in sending trial to His children. He never leads them otherwise than they would choose to be led if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory of the purpose that they are fulfilling.

Prophets and Kings, p. 578.


The precious Saviour will send help just when we need it. The way to heaven is consecrated by His footprints. Every thorn that wounds our feet has wounded His. Every cross that we are called to bear, He has borne before us. The Lord permits conflicts, to prepare the soul for peace. 

Colporteur Ministry, p. 116.



Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us, of which we know nothing. Those who accept the  one principle of making the service  and honor of God supreme will find  perplexities vanish, and a plain path before their feet.

The Desire of Ages, p. 330.


Those who are finally victorious will have seasons of terrible perplexity and trial in their religious life; but they must not cast away their confidence, for this is a part of their discipline in the school of Christ, and it is essential in order that all dross may be purged away.

Messages to Young People, p. 63.


If received in faith, the trial that seems so bitter and hard to bear will prove a blessing. The cruel blow that blights the joys of earth will be the means of turning our eyes to heaven. How many there are who would never have known Jesus had not sorrow led them to seek comfort in Him!

Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, p. 10.


We need not keep our own record of trials and difficulties, griefs, and sorrows. All these things are written in the books, and heaven will take care of them. 

The Ministry of Healing, p. 487.


The Saviour is by the side of His tempted and tried ones. With Him there can be no such thing as failure, loss, impossibility, or defeat.

The Desire of Ages, p. 490.


ARE YOU LONELY?

We need never feel that we are alone. Angels are our companions. The Comforter that Christ promised to send in His name abides with us. In the way that leads to the City of God there are no difficulties which those who trust in Him may not overcome. There are no dangers which they may not escape.


There is not a sorrow, not a grievance, not a human weakness, for which He has not provided a remedy. . . 


He who took humanity upon Himself knows how to sympathize with the sufferings of humanity. Not only does Christ know every soul, and the peculiar needs and trials of that soul, but He knows all the circumstances that chafe and perplex the spirit. His hand is outstretched in pitying tenderness to ever suffering child.

The Ministry of Healing, p. 249.

Never feel that Christ is far away. He is always near. His loving presence surrounds you. 

The Ministry of Healing. p. 85.


Jesus knows us individually, and is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He knows us all by name. He knows the very house in which we live, the name of each occupant. He has at times given directions to His servants to go to a certain street in a certain city, to such a house, to find one of His sheep. 

The Desire of Ages, p.479.


At all times and in all places, in all sorrows and in all afflictions, when the outlook seems dark and the future perplexing, and we feel helpless and alone, the Comforter will be sent in answer to the prayer of faith.


Circumstances may separate us from every earthly friend; but no circumstance, no distance, can separate us from the heavenly Comforter. Wherever we are, wherever we may go, He is always at our right hand to support, sustain, uphold, and cheer. 

The Desire of Ages, pp. 669,670.


We are never alone. Whether we choose Him or not, we have a companion. Remember that wherever you are, whatever you do, God is there. 

The Ministry of Healing, p. 490.


To those who ... acquaint themselves with Christ, the earth will nevermore be a lonely and desolate place. It will be their Father’s house, filled with the presence of Him who once dwelt among men.

Education, p. 120.


God will not suffer one of His true- hearted workers to be left alone, to struggle against great odds and be overcome.

The Ministry of Healing, p. 488.


Not a sigh is breathed, not a pain felt, not a grief pierces the soul, but the throb vibrates to the Father's heart. God is bending from His throne to hear the cry of the oppressed. To every sincere prayer He answers, “Here am I.” He uplifts the distressed and downtrodden. In all our afflictions He is afflicted. In every temptation and every trial the angel of His presence is near to deliver.

The Desire of Ages, p. 356.


Every step in life may bring us closer to Jesus, may give us a deeper experience of His love, and may bring us one step nearer to the blessed home of peace.

Steps to Christ, p. 125.   







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