The Truest Comfort in Sorrow

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Nearly twenty years ago I was told by my doctor that I
was suffering from a certain disease. From what I knew of that disease, I believed that I could not live more than six months. How did the doctor's information affect me? I did not want to die. I was young. Life was sweet to me. The physical process of death was not inviting. But one thought filled my heart with an ecstasy of joy, "In six months' time I shall actually see MY Savior."
God raised me up. For two years I had a strenuous fight for life. Death contested stubbornly every inch of ground on the road to recovery. During those two very grave years the knowledge that my eternal future was assured was my stay and comfort and joy.
I can conceive of nothing more terrible than to be in sorrow, especially as to one's own physical condition, without the knowledge of a personal Savior.
There came a moment in my history, over forty years ago, when I learned that I was a guilty sinner before God, that I could not save myself, nor help to save myself; that if I were to be saved, God must do it. I learned that the Lord Jesus Christ had died on the cross for sinners—for me, there to atone for sins, and enable God righteously to forgive the repentant sinner. And,
"I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary and worn and sad,
I found in Him my resting place,
And He has made me glad."
The following plain, simple texts helped me. May they help you. You may be saved HERE and NOW. Let your heart go out in real trust to the Lord Jesus Christ, and salvation is yours on the spot.
" God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him should not perish, but HAVE everlasting life " (John 3:1616For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)).
" Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, HATH everlasting life and SHALL NOT COME into condemnation; but IS passed from death unto life" (John 5:2424Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24)).
" To Him [Jesus] give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins (Acts 10:4343To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. (Acts 10:43)).
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt he SAVED" (Rom. 10:99That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9)).
Put your simple trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, and these verses out of God's unchanging Word will assure you of salvation, forgiveness, eternal life. God grant that they may.