Look at the generations of old, and see; did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded? or did any abide in His fear, and was forsaken? or whom did He ever despise, that called upon Him?--ECCLESIASTICUS ii. 10.
Remember, O Lord, Thy tender mercies, and Thy loving-kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.--PS. xxv. 6.
My Father! see
I trust the faithfulness displayed of old,
I trust the love that never can grow cold--
I trust in Thee.
Be not so much discouraged in the sight of what is yet to be done, as comforted in His good-will towards thee. 'Tis true, He hath chastened thee with rods and sore afflictions; but did He ever take away His loving-kindness from thee? or did His faithfulness ever fail in the sorest, blackest, thickest, darkest night that ever befell thee?
WE call Him the "God of our fathers;" and we feel that there is some stability at centre, while we can tell our cares to One listening at our
right hand, by whom theirs are remembered and removed.