"...But a godly man when he is crossed, how doth he ease himself? He is sensible of his cross as well as you, and he goes to God in prayer, and there he opens his heart to God, and lets out his sorrows and fears, and then can come away with a joyful countenance; now do you find that you can come away from prayer and not look sad? As it is said in 1 Sam 1:18. of Hannah, that when she had been at prayer her countenance was no more sad, there she was comforted; and this is the right way of contentment."
Jeremiah Burroughs. "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment." London: Printed by W. Bentley for L. Sadler and R. Beaumont, 1651. Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) Library. p.46.
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