Trust God; Exercise Overcoming Faith


Excerpts of 1891 Article

My heart has been so warmed by an article from the Review and Herald of 1891 that was originally titled "Overcome Temptation." I have read thousands of pages of Mrs. White's writings, but somehow never read this one. It is wonderful. What follows are a few excerpts. Please read the entire document by clicking on the link at the bottom this page.

Trust God!

1 John 5:4 “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

James 1:2-4 "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

"Many become the sport of the enemy, because when temptation comes, they do not rest in Jesus, but worry themselves out of his arms, and in perplexity lose all their faith and courage. They do not remember that Jesus has helped them out of difficulties in the past, that his grace is sufficient for the daily trials, and that he can help in the present trouble." {RH May 19, 1891, par. 4}

"You may not understand the way in which God is leading you, you may not be filled with joy, but may be in heaviness because of temptation; but in all this it is your privilege to say, “I believe the Lord will give me the things I have asked for. I can and will trust God.” When you have done this, be thankful, knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience." {RH May 19, 1891, par. 8}

"When we talk discouragement and gloom, Satan listens with fiendish joy; for it pleases him to know that he has brought you into his bondage. Satan cannot read our thoughts, but he can see our actions, hear our words; and from his long knowledge of human family, he can shape his temptations to take advantage of our weak points of character. And how often do we let him into the secret of how he may obtain the victory over us." {RH May 19, 1891, par. 9}

"You are to believe that Jesus knows just what you need, and will supply all your wants; so you can go on in faith, saying “I have laid my burden upon the Lord, and I will not lay it upon any human being. God will hear and answer my prayers.” Satan may say, “You do not feel any better, you are just as miserable as ever.” But tell him you believe that God will do just as he said, and rest your whole weight on his promise." {RH May 19, 1891, par. 11}


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