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Words of Encouragement and Hope

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There's A Better Way

''Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.'' -- A promise made by Jesus

To paraphrase: All you who are weary and burdened, don't expect to find the way to true wisdom and peace of mind and soul by going to the so-called 'leaders' and 'wise'. They are no better than the 'blind leading the blind'. Instead come to me and I will give you the wisdom and peace that you so earnestly desire.

Submit to the discipline and training of my way of life. For I am gentle and humble in heart and if you learn from me you will find true peace and happiness because my discipline and training are a delight and my way of life is peaceful, meaningful and fulfilling.

''In those who possess it, the religion of Christ will reveal itself as a vitalizing, pervading principle, a living, working, spiritual energy. There will be manifest the freshness and power and joyousness of perpetual youth.'' skip

''The heart that receives the word of God (the Bible) is not as a pool that evaporates, not like a broken cistern that loses its treasure. It is like the mountain stream fed by unfailing springs, whose cool, sparkling waters leap from rock to rock, refreshing the weary, the thirsty, the heavy laden.'' - Christ's Object Lessons, Ch. 11: ''Things New and Old,'' Pg. 51 or 130 | skip

''The exercise of force is contrary to the principles of God's government. He desires only the service of love, and love cannot be commanded. It cannot be won by force or authority. Only by love is love awakened. To know God is to love Him.'' - The Desire of Ages, Ch. 1: ''God With Us,'' Pg. 22

''I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.'' - John 16:33 skip

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God's Law of Life

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''Let it be made plain that the way of God's commandments is the way of life. God has established the laws of nature and morality, but His laws are not arbitrary exactions. Every 'Thou shalt not,' whether in physical or in moral law, implies a promise. If we obey it, blessing will attend our steps.''

''God never forces us to do right, but He seeks to save us from the evil and lead us to the good.''

''In His written word and in the great book of nature He has revealed the principles of life. It is our work to obtain a knowledge of these principles, and by obedience to co-operate with Him in restoring health to the body as well as to the soul.'' - The Ministry of Healing (MH), Ch. 7: ''The Co-Working of the Divine and the Human,'' Pgs. 114, 115


The Gospel (Good News) of Health

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''Men [and women] need to learn that the blessings of obedience, in their fulness, can be theirs only as they receive the grace of Christ. It is His grace that gives man power to obey the laws of God.''

''It is this that enables him to break the bondage of evil habit. This is the only power that can make him and keep him steadfast in the right path.''

''When the gospel is received in its purity and power, it is a cure for the maladies that originated in sin. The Sun of Righteousness arises, 'with healing in His wings.' ''

''Not all that this world bestows can heal a broken heart, or impart peace of mind, or remove care, or banish disease. Fame, genius, talent, -- all are powerless to gladden the sorrowful heart or to restore the wasted life.''

''The life of God in the soul is man's only hope.''

''The love which Christ diffuses through the whole being is a vitalizing power. Every vital part -- the brain, the heart, the nerves -- it touches with healing. By it the highest energies of the being are roused to activity.''

''It frees the soul from the guilt and sorrow, the anxiety and care, that crush the life forces. With it come serenity and composure. It implants in the soul joy that nothing earthly can destroy, -- joy in the Holy Spirit, -- health-giving, life-giving joy.''

''Our Savior's words, 'Come unto Me, ... and I will give you rest,' are a prescription for the healing of physical, mental, and spiritual ills.''

''Though men have brought suffering upon themselves by their own wrong-doing, He regards them with pity. In Him they may find help. He will do great things for those who trust in Him.'' - MH, Ch. 7: ''The Co-Working of the Divine and the Human,'' Pg. 115


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