Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday

With the Lord Jesus Christ nothing is impossible. No stormy passions are so strong; He can tame them. No temper is so rough and violent; He can change it. No conscience is so disturbed; He can speak peace to it and make it calm. No person ever need despair, if they will only bow down their pride, and come as a humbled sinner to Christ. Christ can do miracles upon their heart. No person ever need despair of reaching their journey's end, if they have once committed their soul to Christ's keeping. Christ will carry them through every danger. Christ will make them conqueror over every foe. What if our relatives oppose us? What if our neighbors laugh us to scorn? What if our place be hard? What if our temptations be great? It is all nothing, if Christ is on our side, and we are in the ship with Him. Greater is He that is for us, than all those who are against us.

~ J.C. Ryle

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Mark, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1985], 85. {Mark 4:35-41}

Thank you to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursday this week.


  1. I love that song: If He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulder, I know, my brother, that He can carry you.

  2. Great post! These are inspiring reminders. Love the look of your site. And thanks for visiting me at Doorkeeper. Blessings!

  3. Stopped by from Thankful Thursdays and enjoyed your musings. Yes, Jesus is sufficient for us in all situations. Have a blessed day!

  4. Very encouraging post. Thank you for sharing this today.

  5. I need to remember this when the times seem rough. Thank you for reminding us of this!

  6. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us!!


Your comments are such a blessing to me.

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. " Hebrews 10:23-25