his soul to Jesus has found the clue to the maze!"
Modern unbelief is so short of the quality that it seized the label,
and has advertised itself as HONEST doubt. It was in dire need of
a character. We lift our feeble voice on behalf of HONEST FAITH.
PROFOUND THOUGHTS ON FAITH AND DOUBT
Our chronic condition of unbelief ends with our full confidence in God as he is revealed; but fits of it are apt to come upon us unawares; are they not the epilepsies of the mind? Belief in the Great Unseen is not natural to the animal part of us, which still craves something for the eyes by way of sign and wonder. It is a common thing for young believers to be weak upon their feet. The strangeness and greatness of his spiritual discoveries may cause this feeling in the spiritual youth; his memory of past sin, and his sense of present weakness, may also awe him into trembling. But let him hold on with a death-grip to his faith in God, and the darkness will pass from over his soul. Experience will also come to his aid; he will1 find it easier to trust as belief becomes a habit, and one day he will reach to that triumphant faith of afflicted Job, when he said, "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him."