"...But we can say to you, that you yourselves have found it so by experience, that God had made former afflictions to be great benefits to you, and that you would not have been without them, or without the good that came by them for a world, such experiences will exceedingly quiet the heart, and work it to contentment: Therefore think thus with thy self, Lord, why may not this affliction work as great a good upon me as afflictions have done heretofore?"
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.131.
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