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Text Sermons : J.R. Miller : October 24. Peace in Believing

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"You believe in God — believe also in me." John 14:1

We should all learn how to comfort others. No duty of Christian love requires more delicacy. We may study our Lord's way of comforting, to learn to give comfort ourselves to those who are in trouble. We see that he did not go over the cold platitudes we are so accustomed to use when we try to console our friends in their grief.

But not in this empty way, does Christ comfort His people. Here He offered no explanations, answered no questions, gave no reasons; He told His disciples simply to believe. They could not understand this terrible grief. They could see no star in the sky. But they did not need to understand, did not need to see any light. They were to do nothing but believe — just cling to Christ in the darkness, and believe. In all deep grief this is the truest way to find comfort. There is no use to ask questions, for no one can answer them. There is no use to strain our eyes trying to see the light, for as yet there is no light to see. All we can do is just to throw ourselves on our Savior's bosom — and lie there until the light breaks. We may always be sure of the love and the faithfulness of Christ. We may nestle down, as John did that same night, upon the Savior's bosom, and be quiet and confident in the time of our sorest calamities. "In the world you shall have tribulation — in Me you shall have peace!"

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