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Manuscript Releases, vol. 5 [Nos. 260-346], Page 174

MR No. 302—Ellen G. White Human-Interest Items

A hearty, willing service to Jesus produces a sunny religion. Those who follow Christ most closely have not been gloomy.—Manuscript 1, 1867, 6. (“Reminiscent Account of the Experience of James White's Sickness and Recovery,” written in the 1880's.)

I am sometimes greatly perplexed to know what to do, but I will not be depressed. I am determined to bring all the sunshine into my life that I possibly can.—Letter 127, 1903, p. 4. (To S. N. Haskell, July 1, 1903.)

Brother John, you do not know me. The more trying the situation, the more fortitude I possess.

I shall give way to no outbursts of grief if my heart break. I serve God not impulsively but intelligently. I have a Saviour who will be to me a very present help in time of trouble. I am a Christian. I know in whom I have believed. He expects from me implicit unwavering submission. Undue grief is displeasing to God.

I take up my appointed cross and will follow the Lord fully. I will not give myself to abandonment or grief. I will not yield to a morbid and melancholy state of feeling. I will not complain or murmur at the providence of God. Jesus is my Saviour. He lives. He will never leave me nor forsake me.—Letter 9, 1881, p. 3. (To “Dear Brother and Sister,” October, 1881.)

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