“The imputed righteousness of Christ will answer all of the fears, doubts, and objections of your soul. How shall I look up to God? –In the righteousness of Christ. How shall I have communion with a holy God? –In the righteousness of Christ. How shall I find acceptance with God? –In the righteousness of Christ. How shall I die? –In the righteousness of Christ. How shall I stand before the judgment seat? –In the righteousness of Christ. The only sure way under all the temptations, fears, conflicts, doubts, and disputes, is by faith to remember Christ and the sufferings of Christ your mediator and surety. O Christ, I am your sin, but you are my righteousness…” –Thomas Brooks, quoted in “Voices From The Past” Vol. 2, p. 98
And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me. -Psalm 50:15
This is a promise indeed!
Here is an urgent occasion–“the day of trouble.” It is dark at noon on such a day, and every hour seems blacker than the one which came before it. Then is this promise in season: it is written for the cloudy day.
Here is condescending advice, “Call upon Me.” We ought not to need the exhortation: it should be our constant habit all the day and every day. What a mercy to have liberty to call upon God! What wisdom to make good use of it! How foolish to go running about to men! The Lord invites us to lay our case before Him, and surely we will not hesitate to do so.
Here is reassuring encouragement: “I will deliver thee.” Whatever the trouble may…
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In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not, Zion. Do not let your hands be weak.
Jehovah your God is mighty in your midst; He will save. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will quiet you in His love. He rejoices over you with joyful praise.
I will gather the afflicted ones from the appointed place; they were among you, an utterance of reproach.
Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you. And I will save her who is lame, and gather her who was banished. And I will appoint them for praise and for renown in all the lands where they have been put to shame.