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Look for Reasons to Praise

By Mary Wilder Tileston

      I will mention the lovingkindness of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us.
         --ISAIAH 63:7

      Be content with such things as ye have.
         --HEBREWS 13:5

      My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
         --PHILIPPIANS 4:19

      BEGIN with thanking Him for some little thing, and then go on, day by day, adding to your subjects of praise; thus you will find their numbers grow wonderfully; and, in the same proportion, will your subjects of murmuring and complaining diminish, until you see in everything some cause for If you cannot begin with anything positive, begin with something negative. If your whole lot seems only filled with causes for discontent, at any rate there is some trial that has not been appointed you; and you may thank God for its being withheld from you. It is certain that the more you try to praise, the more you will see how your path and your lying down are beset with mercies, and that the God of love is ever watching to do you good.

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