Mark 9:23

Lots of professed Christians are always doubting and fearing, and they forlornly think that this is the necessary state of believers. This is a mistake, for “all things are feasible to him that believeth”; and it is feasible for us to mount in to a state in which a doubt or a fear shall be but as a bird of passage flitting across the soul, but never lingering there. When you read of the high and sweet communions enjoyed by favored saints, you sigh and murmur in the chamber of your heart, “Alas! These are not for me.” O climber, if thou hast but faith, thou shall yet stand on the sunny pinnacle of the temple, for “all things are feasible to him that believeth.” You listen to of exploits which holy men have completed for Jesus; what they have enjoyed of him; how much they have been like him; how they have been able to endure great persecutions for his sake; and you say, “Ah! As for me, I am but a worm; I can never attain to this.” But there is nothing which saint was, that you may not be. There is no elevation of grace, no attainment of spirituality, no clearness of assurance, no post of duty, which is not open to you in the event you have but the power to think. Lay aside your sackcloth and ashes, and rise to the dignity of your true position; you are tiny in Israel because you will be so, not because there is any necessity for it. It is not meet that thou should grovel in the dust, O child of a King. Ascend! The golden throne of assurance is waiting for you! The crown of communion with Jesus is prepared to adorn your brow. Wrap yourself in scarlet and fine linen and fare sumptuously every day; for if thou believes, thou may eat the fat of kidneys of wheat; thy land shall flow with milk and honey, and thy soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. Collect golden sheaves of grace, for they await thee in the fields of faith. “All things are feasible to him that believeth.

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