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Selected Messages Book 3, Page 383

Chapter 55—Lessons From Meeting the Sunday Law Crisis of the Late 1880's and Early 1890's

Assurance as the Clouds Darken in 1884

Great things are before us, and we want to call the people from their indifference to get ready.... We are not now to cast away our confidence, but to have firm assurance, firmer than ever before. Hitherto hath the Lord helped us, and He will help us to the end. We will look to the monumental pillars, reminders of what the Lord hath done for us, to comfort and to save us from the hand of the destroyer....

We can but look onward to new perplexities in the coming conflict, but we may well look on what is past as well as what is to come, and say, “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us” (1 Samuel 7:12). “As thy days, so shall thy strength be” (Deuteronomy 33:25). The trial will not exceed the strength which shall be given us to bear it. Then, let us take up our work just where we find it, without one word of repining, imagining nothing can come, but that strength will come proportionate to the trials....

Our present peace must not be disturbed by anticipated trials, for God will never leave nor forsake one soul who trusts in Him. God is better unto us than our fears....

Don't Borrow Trouble for a Future Crisis—Many will look away from present duties, present comfort

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