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The Holy Suffering of the Saint

My Utmost His Highest

"Let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good . . ." (1 Peter 4:19)

The saint who satisfies the heart of Jesus will make other saints strong and mature for God. But the people used to strengthen us are never those who sympathize with us; in fact, we are hindered by those who give us their sympathy, because sympathy only serves to weaken us. No one better understands a saint than the saint who is as close and as intimate with Jesus as possible. If we accept the sympathy of another saint, our spontaneous feeling is, “God is dealing too harshly with me and making my life too difficult.” That is why Jesus said that self-pity was of the devil (see Matthew 16:21-23). . . God places His saints where they will bring the most glory to Him, and we are totally incapable of judging where that may be. (read more) (purchase)

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