it, so that I still lean on him alone. The Lordgrant that it may ever be thus. I would live inno other way if I could than by faith, daily faithin God; nor receive any blessing or comfort orfavor that I could not directly trace to him asbestowed in answer to prayer. It is a blessedway to live. Strange that I could not havefound it out before. But we are stupid to learnwhat is for our own best interest, and probablyI should not had it not been beaten into me bythe rod — a rod of love. Yet since I have insome measure learned the lesson, I have longedthat others should learn it also — those who haveknown something of God, and those who havenot; to cast all care on the Lord, believing thatTrusmg Gad in AmicHon/ 97he cares for us, and isnfSritteTymore concernedfor our happiness than we ourselves. O my heartbreaks when I think how we have overlooked thisthing — that God does care for us, and is strivingto promote our happiness in every possible way,yet we have not believed it, and have thereforetaken it into our hands to secure it, as thoughinfinite wisdom and benevolence and power couldnot and would not secure it better than ourselves.O fools, and slow of heart to believe! My broth-ers, can you believe this truth ? and will you fromthis time leave yourselves and all you have Vv^thGod, and, seeking to know and do his will, lethim take care of your interests and your happi-ness? Be assured that he will; and, indeed, inno other way can they be secured, for he thatseeketh his life shall lose it, and he that loseth itfor Christ's sake the same shall find it."Dr. Henry A. Reynolds, the celebrated "RedRibbon" reformer, writing in view of a recentsevere affliction, makes known the source of hissupport in these words, "I believe that were itnot for the unbounded confidence I have thatGod knows what is best for me, I should be aninsane man."