Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
and why art thou disquieted within me?
hope in God:
for I shall yet praise him,
who is the health of my countenance,
and my God.
Sometimes we are disturbed
because we have no devout feelings;
but what we want is a devout will.
We cannot always control the imagination,
but we can always do
that which is our duty
carefully and patiently,
with a view to pleasing God,
and proving our love to Him.
We may feel cold and mechanical,
but we cannot fulfil our appointed duty
without an exercise of the will,
and therefore all duties diligently performed
testify a desire to love,
and prove our love.
H. L. Sidney Lear
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him
Ignore feelings . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie