We never live so well as when we live on the Lord Jesus simply as he is, and not upon our enjoyments and raptures. Faith is never more likely to increase in strength than in times which seem adverse to her. When she is lightened of trust in joys, experiences, frames, feelings, and the like, she rises the nearer heaven. Trust in thy Redeemer’s strength, thou benighted soul; exercise what faith thou hast, and by and by he shall rise upon thee with healings beneath his wings. Go from faith to faith and thou shalt receive blessing upon blessing.