Trouble Drives Us To God – John Trapp

The Puritans who were known for their lengthy sermons, could also capture some timeless wisdom in short pithy statements.

“Trouble drives us to God who delighteth to help those who are forsaken of their hopes.  In prosperity, either we pray not at all or but faintly.  But in stress our prayers, like strong streams in narrow straits, run mightily upon God.

From Trapp’s Commentary on the Old and New Testament, 1654

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