By Norman Vincent Peale
powerful spiritual phrases that can change the quality of your life
and effectiveness depend upon the kinds of thoughts we think, it is absolutely
impossible to be happy if we think unhappiness-producing thoughts. One of the
wisest men who ever lived was Marcus Aurelius, who said, "A man's life is
what his thoughts make of it."
put into your mind thoughts of fear, you will get thoughts of fear out of your
mind. Fill your mind with resentment thoughts, and resentment attitudes will emerge.
And in neither case, of course, can you find happiness-inducing thoughts. Whatever
the condition of your mind, the Thought Conditioners I am going to suggest are
so powerful that they will displace unhealthy thoughts. Indeed, displacement is
the only way you can drive a thought from the mind.
my experience through many years in working with people, I have discovered that
the most vital, creative and positive thoughts are those stated in the Bible.
Its words are alive. The Bible itself states what its spiritual words will do.
If ye abide in Me and My words abide in you ye shall ask what ye will, and
it shall be done unto you.
simply, that if you fill your mind with spiritual words so that they sink from
your conscious to your subconscious mind by a process of spiritual osmosis, you
will so condition your personality with spiritual power and sensitivity that God's
will can operate in you. Every great value of this life, the ones that really
matter, shall then be yours. The words of the Bible are powerful Thought Conditioners.
They are capable of revolutionizing the entire personality.
the years, I had noticed that certain passages from the Scriptures had a particularly
potent effect on human beings. I began, therefore, to list the life-creating words
from the Scriptures that had done me the most good. Many of these I had recommended
to others. Some of them had been called to my attention by people in whom there
had occurred the most astonishing demonstration of new life and joy. When I applied
them to myself, I found they did indeed possess tremendous effectiveness.
process I have used both personally and in counseling, which has accomplished
most impressive results, is simply that of committing these great passages to
memory. One puts them in the mind as in a sort of spiritual medicine cabinet,
each to be drawn out as needed for specific ills or maladies of the personality,
or to meet lifes situations as they develop.
suggested above, the method is also to conceive of these thoughts as having displacement
value, crowding out injurious thought patterns.
best results are gained by utilizing spare minutes to say these Scripture passages,
or Thought Conditioners, over and over. As you are riding on a bus or train, or
washing the dishes, or waiting for an appointment, utilize fractional moments
to dwell and meditate upon the meaning of these texts. As you do so, there will
flash out from them new insights, new perceptions of truth. Gradually, by a deep
therapy, they will drive into the mind until presently your life will become a
living demonstration of Gods power.
40? Perhaps because in His own deepest spiritual experience, Jesus spent 40 days
in the desert withstanding temptation. There is no magic to the number 40, but
it so happened that when I finished my list it totaled 40.
are many more vital passages. In fact, you can read and re-read the Bible for
a lifetime and never exhaust its wisdom.
This is my 40, and when you complete
these and feel that they are in your permanent possession, explore the Scriptures
further and find the many others that will have the same health-giving effect
in your life.
Now, the method for using this
1. I suggest that you read it
through quickly at one reading to get the over-all impact of 40 of the greatest
gems of thought ever spoken.
2. Start at
the beginning and memorize one verse a day. Meditate upon the brief message given
with each. Then practice the simple techniques suggested.
It may be that one or two or more of these will have a particularly strong effect
upon you. In that case, I suggest that you remove it from the book, put it in
your pocket, under the glass of your desk, or on your dressing table so that you
can see it every day and thus it can become your dominating thought.
are not arranged according to problems or categories. Neither are they selected
on any basis of relative importance. I have listed them just as they have come
out of my own mind, one after the other. Perhaps God sorted them for this particular
purpose. I give them to you with the prayer that these brief spiritual Thought
Conditioners may add to the happiness and usefulness of your life.
things, which are impossible with men are possible with God. Luke 18:27
text shows how to do an impossible thing. Size up your problem, pray
about it, do all you can about it. If it seems impossible, dont give up,
but affirm, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
relaxed. Dont worry. Avoid getting panicky. Never think, This cant
be done. Declare, It can be done, it is being done because God is
doing it through me. Affirm that the process is in operation. The final
outcome may not be entirely what you now desire.
handled in this manner, the solution will be what God wants it to be.
I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto
you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
a deep inner state of quietness, one becomes prey to tension, worry, and ill health.
A song, a sunset, moonlight, the sea washing on a sandy shore, these administer
a healing balm. But they lack power to penetrate the inner recesses of the soul.
profound depth therapy is required to attain healing quietness. An habitual repetition
of this one text will, in time, permeate your personality with a complete sense
When tense or restless, sit quietly
and allow these words to pass unhindered through your thoughts. Conceive of them
as spreading a healing balm throughout your mind.
a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
is a fragment of a verse, which will bring you friends, health, happiness, and
success. It can improve your disposition.
The word disposition refers to the
manner in which you are disposed to react to situations and people. If your automatic
emotional reaction is irritable, crabby, selfish, haughty, it impairs or even
destroys your relationships.
of your disposition depends upon your inner spirit. This thought conditioner,
by the use of the word renew, implies that when you were created,
you had a good disposition.
If you have
allowed it to deteriorate, Almighty God, who created you, can recreate and renew
in you the fine balance, the controlled spirit. He can restore that vital factor
in a good disposition, inner quiet control. Let no day pass after today that you
do not say many times, Renew a right spirit within me.
unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew
Perhaps the strain and burden of
life have made you tired. If so, maybe you are carrying life too heavily.
we do not get tired in our muscles but in our minds. We develop that "I'm
Allow this text
to dissolve in your thoughts as a kind of spiritual lozenge. As you turn to Jesus
in your thoughts, He will give you rest. And how does He do that? One way is by
showing you how to work.
Me, He says. In other words, work by My method. "My yoke is easy, and
My burden is light (Matthew 11:30). That is to say, easy does it. Dont
strain, don't tug, relax. Do one job at a time using the light touch, the easy
things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall
successfully, you must employ affirmation and visualization. Form a picture in
your mind, not of lack or denial or frustration or illness, but of prosperity,
abundance, attainment, health. Always remember you will receive as a result of
prayer exactly what you think, not what you say. If you pray for achievement but
think defeat, your words are idle because your heart has already accepted defeat.
practice believing that even as you pray you are receiving Gods boundless
blessings, and they will come to you.
in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
This text will help you avoid a nervous
breakdown. It will stimulate your recovery if you have had one.
famous neurologist, a specialist in nervous breakdowns often prescribes
this text for his patients. He writes the words on a card and instructs his patient
to commit them to memory and repeat them until they are indelibly printed on the
The cause of much nervous
trouble is frustration. And the antidote to frustration is a calm faith, not in
your own cleverness, or in hard toil, but in Gods guidance. The cure of
frustration is the belief that God will help you obtain your hearts desire.
Trust in God with all your heart, and you will be able to keep on working in health
and happiness for long years to come.
am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Many people are lacking in energy.
Their vitality is low. They are filled with inner conflicts, which dissipate energy.
They are dull and apathetic.
What is the
secret of energized life? Christ is the answer. It is said of Him, In Him
was life (John 1:4). Fill your mind with Christ, fill your heart with Him,
and inevitably energy, vitality, exuberance, delight, and eagerness will well
up within you.
Every day as you repeat
this text make it read, Christ has come that I (fill in your own name) might
have life and might have it more abundantly.
your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The
effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16
does heal. He does it in two ways, through sci-ence and through faith.
healing, confession is important, for much illness results from buried resentments
and guilt. Confession to a competent counselor releases these poisons, cleanses
the mind and soul, thus stopping the passing on of diseased thoughts to the body.
Effectual prayer, that is scientific prayer, is very powerful.
essence of the technique is confess your faults, pray with kindred spirits even
if separated by distance, and enthusiastically (fervently) believe.
God be for us, who can be against us?
yourself as actually looking at all your diffi-culties like an army lined up against
Then realize you have a backing that
can overcome them all. As you face these enemies of yoursdiscouragement,
frustration, disappointment, hostility, weaknessask yourself, What
shall I say to these things? And the answer is, If God be for us,
who can be against us?
a minute realizing that God is for you and say this affirmation: God is
with me. God is for me. God is greater than all these things.
visualize these enemies of your peace and happiness as retreating, giving way
before Gods power.
text by saying: If God be for me, who can be against me?
use of this text will give you an enormous sense of Gods presence and a
powerful feeling of victory.
kingdom of God is within you.
you are filled with self-doubt, and in the grip of your inferiority complex, dont
give up saying, I cant do it, I havent it in me. You do
have a very big it within you. You have the Kingdom of God within
God has placed in your personality
all the ability you need. You have only to believe in yourself, and strength within
you will be released.
In saying the text, try it this way, Gods
abundance, peace, and power are within me. I lack for nothing.
God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a
II Timothy 1: 7
fears can be healed by this text. It tells us, first, that fear is overcome by
power. What power? There is only one force more powerful than fear, and that is
faith. When fear comes to your mind, counter it with an affirmation of faith
love overcomes fear. By love is meant trust, confidence, complete dependence upon
God. Practice this attitude and fear will diminish.
third element is to attain a sound mind in which there are no complexes, quirks,
and obsessions. Live with the thought of God, and you will develop a sound mind
where no shadowy fear can lurk.
Whenever you are afraid, verbalize against
the thing that you fear, using the words of this text.
shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psalm
Perhaps, today, you have a problem,
which has baf-fled you. Try allowing this text to penetrate your mind un-til it
becomes a dominating conception, and it will do some important things for you.
will make you understand that there is an answer to every problem, and that God
is thinking along with you. It will bring to bear upon your problem that keen
and sharp perception of wisdom called insight.
you put every problem in Gods hands, ask Him to give you the right answer,
believe that He is doing just that, and will take the guidance that comes, your
decisions will turn out right.
take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil
day, and having done all, to stand.
is one of the greatest of all techniques of mental health. It teaches that when
we have done all that we can do about a given matter, we are not to get worried
or in a panic or be filled with anxiety, but take a calm philosophical attitude
When you have done all that
you can do, dont try to do any more, just stand. Relax, stop,
be quiet, dont fuss about it; you have done everything possible; leave the
results to God.
is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
trouble strikes, what you want is comfort and protection. You want strength to
stand up to it and meet it.
You can have
both. This text contains the answer. Frequently remind yourself that God is with
you that He will never fail you that you can count upon Him. Say these words,
God is with me, helping me.
will give you a sense of comfort. New hope will flood your mind. New ideas will
come. A new sense of power will be felt. As a result, you will rise above your
When a particular trouble arises,
before you do anything else about it, sit down quietly, repeat this text a half
dozen times, and put your full faith in it.
that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord,
happy is he.
live successfully, one must overcome blundering ineptness, the tendency to do
and say the wrong thing. One must develop the deft and skillful touch that makes
things turn out right.
A thing does not
go wrong because of some perverse fate. It is more than likely that you lack the
right slant, the proper approach.
is the case, what you need is wisdom. If you let today's text seep from your conscious
to your subconscious mind, it will correct the error pattern within you and gradually
endow you with wisdom.
your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live. Isaiah 55:3
people live on the surface. They miss the most astonishing things. They see and
yet they do not see. And the reason is they arent really looking.
same is true about what they hear. They listen with the outer ear, only. For example,
people go to church, and the Gospel never penetrates beyond the outer consciousness.
That is because people do not listen with all their faculties. They do not lose
themselves in it.
But when one inclines
his ear and hears, listening as though his life depended upon it, getting every
word, letting it sink into his mind by a deep and powerful penetration, then the
message falls like a healing potency upon him. Every spiritual disease germ is
killed, and he lives with new health and strength.
unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that worketh in us.
remind yourself that nothing is too good to be true. Your great hopes can be realized.
Your most wonderful dreams can come true. All that you really need, you can have.
An incredible goodness is operating in your behalf.
you are living a paltry life, resolve to stop it today. Expect great things to
happen. Confidently receive God's abundant blessings. Do not think lack. Instead
think prosperity, abundance, the best of everything. God wants to give to you,
His child, every good thing. Dont hinder His generosity.
and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened
a very practical technique of prayer. It works amazingly. One reason we do not
get answers to our prayers is that we ask, but do not really expect to re-ceive.
We are expert askers, but inexpert receivers.
spiritual formula tells us to ask and then immediately conceive of ourselves as
receiving. For example, to be free from fear, ask the Lord to free you. Then believe
that He has immediately done so. The minute you express your faith by sincerely
asking Him for a blessing and believe your prayer is answered, your prayer is
have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians
Your present situation may not be
to your liking. Perhaps you are dissatisfied and discouraged. Put the matter in
God's hands. If He wants you elsewhere, He will lead you there, providing you
are amenable to His will.
But perhaps He
wants you where you are. In that case, He will help you to adjust to the situation.
He will make you content, even grateful for present opportunities. Learn the great
art of doing the best you can, with what you have, where you are.
do this, you learn how to reach the better condition, or how to make your present
situation a better one.
soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expecta-tion is from Him. Psalm 62:5
of the most serious and powerful facts in human nature is that you are likely
to get what you are basically expecting. Spend years developing the mental attitude
of expecting that things are not going to turn out well, and you are likely to
get that result. You create a mental condition slanted to an unhappy outcome.
on the contrary, you develop and maintain a mental attitude of faith and expectancyhoping,
dreaming, believing, praying, workingyou will create conditions in which
every good thing can and will grow. Fill your mind with the positive power of
spiritual expectancy, and God and His good will flow toward you.
strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, nei-ther be thou dismayed: for the
Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
is a mental stimulus of tremendous power, which, if received and retained in your
consciousness, will give you courage to overcome every difficulty. Nothing can
ever dismay you. You may question whether mere words can accomplish so great a
result, but never minimize the creative force of an active idea. A mental concept
has more voltage than electricity; civilizations are changed by ideas. Emerson
said, Beware of an idea whose time has come.
ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
often manufacture their own unhappiness by the negative manner in which they think
about things. Work with your mind, exercise disciplinary control, and re-slant
your thoughts for happier living.
the mind, by consciously conceiving of yourself as dropping out every destructive
thought, every fear, every inferiority feeling. Picture your mind as completely
empty. Then start filling it with thoughts of God, and of Christ, thoughts about
every good and pleasant thing. Practice this new habit regularly twice every day,
morning and evening, to counteract the older and negative habit of allowing unhappy
things to occupy your mind. In due course, unhappy thoughts will not feel at home
in your mind, and happy thoughts will transform you.
as many as received Him, to them gave He power. John 1:12
You can possess
within yourself all the power you will ever need in life.
method for securing power is very simple and depends entirely upon you. This text
gives the formula: It is to receive Christ. When this is sincerely
done, you will in turn receive power.
how do you receive Him? Simply decide that you want Him, tell Him so and mean
it. Then, starting today, begin to live on a basis you know He would approve.
essence of the formula is surrender to Gods will and Christs way.
It is the acceptance of a new manner of thought and life. Continue to re-surrender
yourself every day, and in proportion as you do so, you will feel spiritual power
thing, which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of
is come unto me. Job 3:25
conditioner states a very serious warn-ing. If, over a long period of time, a
person habitually fears something, there is a tendency for that fear to be-come
For example, if you fear that
you are going to fail, and you constantly entertain thoughts of failure, you will
create a mental condition that is propitious to failure. Creative, positive, success
factors are repelled by your mind because your mind is filled with defeat attitudes.
the contrary, if you hold the faith thought, the positive thought, you will create
about yourself an atmosphere propitious to success, health and well-being.
one thing I do, forgetting those things, which are behind, and reaching forth
unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the
high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
person, if he is to have mental health and live successfully, must move away from
past failures and mistakes and go forward without letting them be a weight upon
The art of forgetting is absolutely
necessary. Every night when you lie down to sleep, practice dropping the day into
the past. It is over, finished. Look confidently to the future with God.
all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I
am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor
powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in
Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39
words mean that no matter what happens, nothing can separate you from God's love
and protection. The secret is to build up in your mind, day by day, the knowledge
and realization of God's presence and His love for you. Dwell on this mentally
until it becomes an unshakeable fact.
any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. John 7:37
now and then, deep unsatisfied longings well up within us. We may seem to have
everything the heart can desire and ought to be perfectly satisfied. But still
these vague dissatisfactions alloy our happiness.
you notice such feelings, try saying this verse a few times. As you do so, try
to imagine how Jesus looked when He said these words: the kindness, the understanding,
the peace on His face. Try picturing yourself as receiving from Him a drink of
cold watersymbolic of the water of life that completely satisfies thirst
so that one never thirsts again. Affirm that you receive from Him the ultimate
in soul satisfaction. A deep inner peace will gradually grow upon you.
your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray
for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. Matthew 5:44
a list of all the people who have hurt and mis-treated you or whom you do not
like. Then pray for each by name and sincerely practice forgiving each one. Ask
the Lord to bless them. Tell the Lord that you want to mean this. Repel the thought
that after all you are justi-fied in your resentment.
speak kindly about these persons to others. Go out of your way to help them. This
will, in time, break down many barriers, but even if it shouldnt, the effect
upon you will be amazing. It will clear the channel through which spiritual power
flows into you.
can do all things through Christ, which strength-eneth me. Philippians 4:13
is an antidote for every defeat feeling. If you feel downed by situations, and
the going is hard, this statement will remind you that you do not need to depend
upon your own strength entirely, but that Christ is with you and is now giving
you all the help you need.
to believe that through Christs help you can do all things. As you continue
this affirmation, you will actually experience Christ's help. You will find yourself
meeting problems with new mental force. You will carry heavy burdens with ease.
Your new lifting power will amaze you.
Him we live, and move, and have our being.
text is a formula for maintaining physical, men-tal, and spiritual energy. The
tension and pressure of modern living draws wearily upon our energies. But here
we have a renewal method. The text reminds us that God created us and that He
can constantly and auto-matically re-create us. The secret is to maintain contact
with God. This channels vitality and energy and constant replenishment into our
Every day, preferably about mid-afternoon
when an energy lag usually comes, try repeating this text while visualizing yourself
as plugged into the spiritual line. Affirm that Gods recreative
energy is restoring strength and power to every part of your body, your mind,
and your soul.
any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold
all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:17
be discouraged about yourself. You may have tried all your life long to rid yourself
of your weaknesses, your obsessions, jealousies, sins, inferiorities, without
success. Your failure is probably that you have been try-ing to make yourself
over. That is a long, tedious, and essentially impossible project.
it can be done in no time at all by Christ. All you need do is to say to Him simply,
Lord, I do not want to be this way anymore, and mean it. He will do
for you what you cannot do for yourselfeffect a lasting change in you. Ask
Him to change you.
shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;
and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he
saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23
alone this passage can revolutionize your life and change defeat into victory.
does it tell you? That your mountain, that great rocklike obstruction,
that tremendous barrier, can be broken down and ousted from your life. You must
not doubt "in your heart." Allow no negative thoughts to exist in your
Pray that your mountainous
difficulty shall be removed and, as you pray, believe that it is being done then
and now. Dont have the hazy idea that this mountain may be removed
sometime in the future, but believe that God is removing it for you now.
that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings
as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.
This beautiful sentence
describes the greatest ex-perience that can ever happen to you. It is called spiri-tual
experience. You get it by completely surrendering yourself to God, and experiencing
His presence. Then the heavy weights of your life drop away, and you are lifted
to eagle-like levels of freedom and power.
no one can permanently live in such exalted emotional heights. Nevertheless, the
power stays with you so that you can move through life with a speed and strength
you never had before; you can run and not be weary. Then even when
you get up against day-by-day situations that used to be difficult and monotonous,
this power is so great that it keeps you going without depletion of strength.
experience begins by lifting you to new high levels, after which it helps you
to keep going with continuous power.
hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have en-tered into the heart of man, the
things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.
Possibly life has become difficulteven
dismal. You may not be getting zest or thrill out of living.
The text for today
will restore the old delight in life. It tells you that you have never seen, nor
heard, nor even imagined all the marvelous, amazingly fascinating things that
God will do for those who love Him, trust Him, and put His principles into practice.
you surrender your life to God, every experience of living will grow increasingly
thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved. PsaIm 55:22
human mind can stand only so much weight. One mental burden piled upon another,
unless relief is ob-tained, will in due course reach your breaking point and cause
serious difficulty. Fortunately, you do not need to carry your burdens without
assistance. God will help you carry them.
how is this done? It is accomplished in the mind. Practice thinking that God is
actually with you. Tell Him about your burdens, and believe that He relieves and
assists you. Form a picture of yourself as shifting your burdens to Him. He is
willing to assume them and is perfectly able to do so. But, and this is most important,
dont half give them. And dont take them back. Let God handle them.
Leave them with Him.
wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee. Isaiah 26:3
your mind is filled with defeat thoughts, fear thoughts, resentment thoughts,
you are bound to be in a state of mental unrest, even turmoil, and of course there
can be no inner peace.
This passage advises
you to practice thinking about God, to keep your mind stayed or fixed,
not upon your troubles but upon God.
your mind on God for as many minutes during the day as possible. This may be difficult
at first for you are unused to spiritual concentration. Practice will make it
is the refreshing. Isaiah 28:12
few words remind us of a spring of cool water because of their renewing quality.
The frequent use of todays text has an invigorating effect.
after a busy day or even in the midst of exacting activities, stop and say these
words over to yourself and note how they dissipate weariness and refresh the body,
mind, and spirit.
The best method for using
these words is to say them slowly, emphasizing their soft quiet melody. At the
same time conceive of peace, rest, and renewal as coming to you.
sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm
A cure for fear that will absolutely
work is to get close to God in your thoughts. He is the only certain unchang-ing
factor in the world.
He will never let you
down nor forget you. If plagued by fear, do what this text says: Seek the
Lord. That may be done by spending 15 min-utes every day just thinking about
God. You can split this up into five minute periods, but never let a day pass
without spending 15 minutes thinking about God.
day, make the following statement, I surrender myself and all my problems,
my loved ones, my future into the hands of God, and I trust Him.
times every day, thank God for all His goodness. Soon your life will be filled
with God, and emptied of apprehensions.
ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any. Mark 11:25
you are not getting answers to your prayers, check yourself very thoroughly and
honestly as to whether you have resentments in your mind.
power cannot pass through a personality where resentment exists. Hate is a non-conductor
of spiritual energy.
I suggest that every
time you pray, you add this phrase, Lord, take from my thought all ill will,
grudges, hates, jealousies. Then practice casting these things from your
shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sunlight on them,
nor any heat. For the lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them,
and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all
tears from their eyes.
is one of the most comforting passages in all literature. It teaches that our
loved ones are in a place of peace and beauty. They are under the watchful care
of God and regularly experience His tenderness. The deep hunger and thirst of
their souls has been satisfied.
a loving mother, puts His protection over them and with a kindly hand wipes away
every tear from their eyes. This He has done for your dear ones who have crossed
over to the other side.
If you learn to
love this passage and meditate upon it, He will wipe away every tear from your