Filed under Jeremiah Burroughs

God CAN Open

We never consider that God can open the eyes of the blind with clay and spittle, he can work above, beyond, and even contrary to means…’Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain, yet the valley shall be filled with water’ (2 Kings 3.17).  God would have us depend on him though we … Continue reading

Do Not Let Your Heart Sink

When things do not fall out according to expectation, when the tide of second causes runs so low that we see little in outward means to support our hopes and hearts, then the heart begins to reason as did he in 2 Kings 7:2: ‘If the Lord should open the windows of heaven how should … Continue reading

Subtraction, Not Addition

A Christian comes to contentment, not so much by way of addition, as by way or subtraction. That is his way of contentment, and it is a way that the world has no skill in. I open it thus: not so much by adding to what he would have, or to what he has, not … Continue reading

In Every Condition

Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition. – Jeremiah Burroughs

Sanctify God’s Name In Affliction

But, where contentment of heart springs from grace, the heart is very quick and lively in the service of God. Yea, the more any gracious heart can bring itself to be in a contented disposition, the more fit it is for any service of God. It is very active and lively, not dull, in the … Continue reading

Sinking Discouragements

When things do not fall out according to expectation, when the tide of second causes runs so low that we see little in outward means to support our hopes and hearts, then the heart begins to reason as did he in 2 Kings 7.2: ‘If the Lord could open the windows of heaven how should … Continue reading