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V.11. And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord it is nothing with thee to belp whether with many, or with them that have no power ; belp us o Lord our God, for we rest on thee, and in thy Name we go against this multitude: 0 Lörd, thou art our God, let not man pre- W
vail against thee. 2 Chron.20.12. O our God! wilt thou not judge
them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us, neither know
we what to do, but our eies are upon thee. Rom.4.19. And being not weak in Faith he con
fidered not his own body now dead, when he was about one hundred
the de adneß of Sarahs womb.
4 Psal.73.28. But it is good for me to dram near to
God, I have put my trust in the Lord God, that
I may declare all thy works.
whose mind is ftaied on thee; because he trufteth
in thee. Isa.50.10. Who is among you that feareththe Lord, · that obeieth the voice of his servant, that walketb in darknes, and hath no light? let him trust in the Name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.
The poor committeth himself walo thee, thou art the helper of the Fatherlesse. Pfal.62.5. My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from him.
God by us.
V.6. He only is myrock, and my salvation, he is
my defence, I shall not be moved. 2 Cor.1.20. For all the promises of God in him
are yes, and in him Amen, unto the Glory of Josh.21:45. There fail'd net ought of any good
thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house
of Israel, all came to paffe. Heb.13.5. Let your conversation be without covetousnesse, and be content with such things as ge have, for he hath said, I will never leave thee,
nor forsake thee. Rom.8.28. And we know that all things work to
gether for good to them that love God, tothem
who ar: the called according to bis purpose. M2.6 30. Wherefore if God so cloath the graffe of
the field, which to day is, and so morrow is cast
Oye of little Faill!
is no want to them that rear him.
wy good thing. Pfal.84.11. For the Lord is a Sun and a shield,
the Lord will give Grace and Glory, and no good thing will be withhold from them that walkeup
righily. Isa 54.17. No weapon that is formed against thee shill profper, and every songue shat shall rise as
gainft thee in judgment thou shalt condarinn, this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and
their righteousnesse is of me, saith the Lord. 2 Chron. 16.9. For the eies of the Lord run to
and fro, throughout the whole earth, to Shen himself strong in the behalf of them, whose
heart is perfect towards him. Joho 11.40. Felus faith unto her, said I not un
to thee that if thou wouldst believe, thou shouldst seethe Glory of God.
Sixtbly, Observe all the passages of his Providence towards thee, whether of justice, or mercy, Take notice of every frown, and every smile from God, and that will much direct thee, how to order chy services of praier, and praise, and teach thee submission to his holy will. Many duties depend on the consideracion and caking notice of Gods Providencial dispenCacions. How blame worthy chen are they, that do not care to observe or regard the works of God ? Certainly, it is our duty, to observe and acknowledge Gods soveraigncy and dominion in the world, and over all
events here below, (not asparrow, not a hair fals to the ground without our Heavenly Father) And where we cannot understand the waies of God, let us wich an humble reverence believe, and admire che wisdome of them. The deep and unsearcheable
waies of God are not to be judged before the Tribunal of man's reason. Labour therefore to gec a firm belief of this great truth, secled io chy foul, that God governs all humane affairs, and thou wilt' find it of great efficacy against those damps and dejections of mind, chat in affli&ions we are too prone unco; and it will be a sin. gular antidote against all murmurings, and repinings. How did this consideration quiet and compose the heart of old Eli, 1 Sam.3.18. It is ihe Lord. And David on the same account saies, I was dumb, and opened not my mouth, because thout didst it, Pfal.39.9. So when a fore and terrible affliction fell upon Aaron, (his two sons Nadab and Abihubeing consumed by fire from Heaven) all that the Scripture reports of his carriage and demeanour is this, And Aaron held his peace, Lev. 10.3. As therefore thou art dilgencly to observe and mind Gods Providential dispensations cowards thee, so remember it is thy duty, and ought to be the posture of thy Spirit, that whatever he takes from thee, or whatever he does unto thee, perfectly and absolutely to submit to his will. Remember there is no resisting the Almighty, shall a Grashopper contend with an Eagle? Shall me that are wormes contend with our maker ? If we consider our sinfuinesse and guilt, we have reason to admire he afflicts us no more; If as the unjust steward in the Gospel for one hundred, set down but fifty; so if God for an hundred stripes due to us, inflicts but fifty, nay but ten, have we not reason to be patient, and to say, He punisheth lesse than our iniquities deserve ? Labour cherefore to be patient under his hand. Murmuring and repining does but increase our guilt, and provoke God to double our punishment. The Parent cakes up the child for whimpering and crying, as well as for any other faule; not paciently to let God have his will, is the way to beg another whipping from him. In patience therefore poffesfe thy soul. Solomon faies, if the Iron be blunt, put the more strength to it, Ecclef.10.10. So lay I, it the affliction be strong, put the more patience to it. Let patience have its perfect work (not only its half work) in thee, Patience meets God in such an humble way, as discreet Abigail met David, let not my Lord be angry. Impatience, and fretting against the Almighty, is just as if a man should beat his shinnes against an iron bar ; or as if he should chrow a stone against Heaven, that will be sure to fall on his owne head. And further consider the way to have what thou defireft, is to submit to God, and lay thy self at his feet: When thy soul is wrought to that perfect submission, that thou canst truly say, here I am, let the Lord do with me, what seemeih him good; Let the Lord please himself, and he shall please me, thou hast conquered the difficulty of living in this world . Thou hast got