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Encouragement for the Home Front
In this letter written during the Civil War, Eliza Stouffer described the physical state of those at home and the importance of maintaining religious faith. Dear daughter ...

Encouragement for the Home Front

In this letter written during the Civil War, Eliza Stouffer described the physical state of those at home and the importance of maintaining religious faith.

Dear daughter and friend your letter of Friday evening came to hand on yesterday evening and we were pleased to hear from you, and that you were all well. Lizzie also received a letter from David by the same mail—the trials you have been experiencing this week were not altogether unknown to us … When we read the history of Jonah—of Jeremiah—of Moses and many others of Gods messengers, we can easily perceive that … the faithful watchman on the walls of Jerusalem had but little glory to expect from the world—but my dear daughter and friend—when we look upon the other Side and view the promises held to those who are faithful here in these Smaller matters—we Should console ourselves—for great Shall be their reward in heaven—that kind Providence who tempers the winds to the Shorn lamb and who provides for the young raven will also truly provide for his people—his chosen flock, if we can but be resigned to his will …

Christians found the hardships of the Civil War often tempted them to lose faith in the Lord’s provision. Eliza Stouffer wrote to remind her daughter and friend they were not alone in their disappointment of humanity. Great men of the Bible, such as Jeremiah, Moses, and others suffered the same frustrations. People will disappoint us. If we place our faith in them, we will surely experience periods of dejection. We must look to God alone who supplies all our needs.

When we trust him, we will never be disappointed.

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

1 Corinthians 10:13


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