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when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jer. xxix. 13.
66 Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you; for every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.-If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him!” Mati. vii. 7, 8, 11.
“ And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Matt. xxi. 22.
66 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” John xiv. 13, 14.
“ Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not a High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. iv. 14-16.
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Deliverance from the power of temptation is specially promised to those who put their trust in the Lord.
“ In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." Rom. viii. 37.
"God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape that ye may be able to bear it.” i Cor. X. 13.
“My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor. xii. 9.
- In that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” Heb. ii.
66 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations." 2 Peter ii. 9.
“ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” i John iv. 4.
- The Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have
you, that he may sift you as wheat; but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.” Luke xxii. 31, 32.
SICKNESS AND TROUBLE.
6 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing; thou wilt make all his bed in his sick ness." Psalm xli. 3.
“ His anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life : weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm xxx. 5.
66 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” Psalm xxxiv. 19.
“ Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God for
I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance and my God.” Psalm xlii. 11.
“ Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait I say on the Lord. When · my father and my mother forsake . me, then the Lord will take me up.” Psalm xxvii. 10, 14.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble: therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.” Psalm xlvi. 1, 2.
“ Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee ; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." Psalm lv. 22.
" Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in dark