Go simply to Jesus!

(Octavius Winslow, "Evening Thoughts")

What is your sorrow?

Has health failed you?

Has property forsaken you?

Have friends turned against you?

Are you tried in your circumstances?

Are you perplexed in your path?

Are providences thickening and darkening around you?

Are you anticipating seasons of approaching trial?

Are you walking in darkness, having no light?

Go simply to Jesus!

He is a tender, loving, faithful Friend, ever near.

He is a Brother born for your adversity.

His grace and sympathy are sufficient for you.

The great secret of a life of faith is . . .
  to hang upon Jesus daily;
  to go to Him in every trial;
  to cast upon Him every burden;
  to take the infirmity, the corruption, the cross,
  as it rises, simply and immediately to Jesus.

You are to set Christ before you . . .
  as your Example to imitate;
  as your Fountain to wash in;
  as your Foundation to build upon;
  as your Fullness to draw from;
  as your tender, loving, and confiding Brother and
Friend, to go to at all times and under all circumstances.