55The thought: "Had I never committed that -had I kept myself pure!" accompanies many a one through life, adding bitterness to their every joy. Because some could not endure the rebuke of a troubled conscience they have committed suicide, the number of whom has mounted alarmingly in the last few years. The greater number, however, continues sighing under the pressing weight of sin. With sorrowful mind they awaken in the morning, continuing the whole day under the pressing weight; while at night they cast themselves upon their beds with sighs. They cannot find peace or rest anywhere (Isa. 48:22); some seek to drown the voice of the Spirit of God with pleasures, drink or drugs, etc., but all is fruitless effort.

55Oh, unhappy sinners, do you believe that help will come by lamenting and sighing? You must go to the Lord Jesus! He loves you, is ready to pardon you, if you will only come to Him repentant and confessing your sins, then you will find forgiveness and happiness for your heart. "Be it known unto you, men and brethren, that through this Man (Christ Jesus) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by Him all that believe are justified from all things" (Acts 13:38, 39).

55“Their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Heb. 10: 17). What a comfort to every downcast heart, who with uprightness confesses and judges himself, "the sinner" before God (Luke 18:13). It is well with the one who no longer gives his ear to the devil, but believes the record God has given concerning His Son. He finished the work on the cross, which alone can save every guilty sinner who will come to Him. “The blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

55“Thousands have fled to His spear-pierced side: Welcome they have been, none are denied, Weary and laden they all have been blest, joyfully now in the Savior they rest.”