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Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.
If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin. Would you then be fitted for afflictions? Be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what affliction soever you may meet with will be very easy to you.
Temptations, when we first meet them, are like a lion that roared at Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.