Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Paul's Faith Brought Good Cheer To Others

Not only did the faith of Paul give hope; it also gave the blessing of good cheer. 

It brought the comfort of a happy confidence to every desponding heart on board. 

I have read somewhere of an ocean liner caught in the fury of a terrific storm. 

Men were panic-stricken--women screamed--and then the captain smiled. 

And the faith that lay behind that smile, that the ship he knew so well would weather through, brought good cheer to every soul on board.

So was it with St. Paul. He believed God and he could smile. 

When others were terror-stricken and beside themselves, he could give thanks and quietly take his breakfast.

And men, seeing it, forgot their fears and plucked up heart again and became cheerful and all because one person believed God.

It is a fine thing to do kindly, helpful deeds. It is one of the very finest in the world. 

But there is something finer than the helpful hand; it is the helpful heart. 

To be brave and radiant when things are darkest has an impact upon everybody, and for that one must believe God.

My dear reader, longing to cheer others, begin by having faith in God. 

Fix the one point of your compass there, and let the other sweep as widely as you will.

A strong faith is the secret of all helpfulness. Nothing can ever take the place of that.

This is the victory that overcomes the world-even your faith.

George H. Morrison

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