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The Ministry of Comfort

By J.R. Miller

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   Chapter 1 - Glimpses of Immortality - Consciousness of immortality is a mighty motive in life. If we think only of what lies in the little dusty circle about our feet, we miss the glory fo
   Chapter 2 - Why Trouble Comes - There is always a mystery in sorrow. We never can understand for certain, why it comes to us. We cannot but ask questions when we find ourselves in th
   Chapter 3 - God Disciplines us For Our Good - "Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness." Hebrews
   Chapter 4 - Love in Taking Away - One of the finest examples of comfort in sorrow given in the Scriptures, is in Job's case. In quick succession had come the messengers of misfortune a
   Chapter 5 - Trouble as a Trust - One wrote to a friend who for some time had been a sufferer, "God must love you very dearly, to trust so much pain and sorrow to your care." The thoug
   Chapter 6 - Some Blessings of Sorrow - It may seem strange to some, to speak of the blessing of sorrow. We would say at first thought, "Surely nothing good can come from anything so terribl
   Chapter 7 - Comfort in God's Will - A great secret of comfort lies in our heartfelt prayer, "Not my will--but Yours, be done." When we can say this and abandon ourselves and all in our l
   Chapter 8 - Jesus as a Comforter - It is interesting to study Jesus as a comforter. The comfort He gave to His friends was strong and true. We have an illustration of this in the Bethan
   Chapter 9 - God Himself, the Best Comfort - After all, the most heart satisfying comfort in time of trouble, is found in God Himself, and not in anything God says or does. The Christian revelati
   Chapter 10 - The Duty of Forgetting Sorrow - Sorrow makes deep scars; it writes its ineffaceable record on the heart which suffers; we really never get over our great griefs; we are never altoget
   Chapter 11 - Effectual Prayer - We kneel how weak, we rise how full of power! Why therefore should we do ourselves this wrong, Or others-that we are not always strong, That we are ev
   Chapter 12 - The Effacement of SELF - "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men--to be seen by them." Matthew 6:1 "Everything they do is done for men to see." Matthew
   Chapter 13 - One Day - Time is given to us in days. It was so at the beginning. We need not puzzle or perplex ourselves trying to understand just when the day was, in which
   Chapter 14 - The Culture of the Spirit - In the true life, beauty is as important as strength. Strength at its best is always beautiful--but sometimes loveliness is sacrificed to vigor. In th
   Chapter 15 - The Secret of Serving - Before we can do people good, we must love them. There is no other secret of real helpfulness. The weakness of many schemes for the relief of distress
   Chapter 16 - The Habit of Happiness - Our habits make us. Like wheels running on the road, they wear the tracks or ruts in which our life moves. Our character is the result of our habits.
   Chapter 17 - Thinking Soberly - The smallest life is of infinite importance. It sends streams of influence into eternity. If it fails of its mission, it leaves a blank in God's unive
   Chapter 18 - Stumbling at the Disagreeable - Many people fail in life, because they lack courage to do or to endure disagreeable things. They demand a career with only congenial experiences. They
   Chapter 19 - The Duty of Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving is one of our highest and holiest duties. There are in the Scriptures, more commands and calls to praise than to prayer. Yet few duties a
   Chapter 20 - Manners - Manners are very important. Some people will tell you that if a person is genuine in character, it makes small difference what kind of manners he has.
   Chapter 21 - Things Which Discourage Kindness - It is well always to be optimistic about people. Jesus was. He never gave anybody up as hopeless. Evil returned by those who received His kindness, ne
   Chapter 22 - Putting Away Childish Things - There is a wide difference between childlikeness and childishness. Childlikeness is commended as very beautiful in life and disposition. The Master ex

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