Search Me O God. By Gilbert Growcott
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All Nations
As A Young Man
Be Not Faithless
Be Swift
Be Ye Holy
Behold
Being Fruitful
Beware Lest
Burning Fire
But In Understanding
Buy
Christ Our Passover
Cleanseth
Comparing Themselves
Desire Milk
Do Good
Do Not Keep
Draw Nigh
Everlasting
Every Spirit
First Last
Follow Right
Fullness
Give None
God Is Love
Godliness
Grace
Grow Up
Guide
Heart
Helper
Him Only
Hold
Humble Yourselves
Humble Yourselves There
I Rejoice
I Will Offer
Keep Covenant
Lay Up For Yourselves
Lead
Let Thy Light
Let Us Not Judge
Let Your Joy
Life
Life Eternal
Love And Trib
Love Enemies
Love Is Of God
Love The Lord
Man Soweth
Marriage
My Heart
My Soul
My Soul Thirsteth
Ourselves Also
Paths
Pleasure
Proud
Put Not Trust
Renewed In Spirit
Sacrifices
Salvation
Seven
Soul
Strange Doctrines
The Desire
The Flesh Deceitful
The Flesh Lusteth
The Zeal
Therefore Choose Life
They Shall Prosper
They That Seek
This Is The Way
Thoughts
Thy Word
To Tell
Transformed
Tribulation
Truth
Try Me
Uncorruptness
Walk Worthy
Who
Whole Heart
Wisdom
Without Excuse
Wonderful
Work Out
Workman
Yahweh Strength

Be Not Faithless, But Believing (John 20:27)

We sing "None have such reason to be glad"; and we read "Great peace have they that love Thy law"; and we recognize the wisdom of the exhortation and command "Rejoice always, and again, Rejoice!" We "believe" these things: why then do we not manifest our faith more consistently? Why are we ever troubled and worried and fearful and dissatisfied and unhappy?

Truly there will be trouble and sorrow and disappointments and discouraging circumstances. These are recognized, necessary ingredients in the present training and disciplining and purifying and perfecting of God's eternal family.

The training is rigorous, but the purpose is known, and the necessity is realized, and the result is glorious. Why are we not then in constant transports of joy? Is it that we don't really believe what we say we "believe"? Is the present a little more glamorous to us, and the future a little more hazy, than we care to admit?

If we believe what we say we believe, and are doing what we know we should be doing, then the only possible result and reaction must be deep, constant, spiritual joy. If it isn't, let us adjust our way of life and way of thinking until it is.

The Berean Christadelphians