When souls which have long been bowed down are graciously made upright, they never fail to give praise to God.
There are many persons to be found who are bowed down with despondency of spirit, and cannot lift up themselves to enjoy a comfortable hope. Let such take heart from the case before us; and let them also remember that the Lord does not now forget the sorrowful and broken-hearted. We see this expressly stated in—Isa_49:13-16.
That he might be able to sympathise with downcast souls, and bear with their infirmities, Jesus himself became a man like ourselves. Troubled hearts should think of this, and be of good cheer. The Holy Spirit speaks of him most sweetly in—Heb_2:14-18.
Darkness and doubts had veil’d my mind,
And drown’d my eyes in tears,
Till, like the sun, my Saviour’s face,
Dispell’d my gloomy fears.
Oh, what immortal joys I felt,
And raptures all divine,
When Jesus told me I was his,
And my beloved mine!
In vain the tempter frights my soul,
And breaks my peace in vain;
One glimpse, dear Saviour, of thy face
Revives my joys again.