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illustrated.1726 Excerpt: ... CHAP. XX. Of acknowledging our own
Weakness and the Miseries of this Life. The Disciple. T Will
confess, against my self, my Fail" ings to my Lord. I will own to
thee ray Weakness. A little thing frequently casts me down, and
oppresses me with Grief. I propose to take Courage, but am baffled
with every little Temptation: Trifles sometimes are the occasion of
great Temptations: And otherwhiles, when 1 think my self a little
safe, I am surpriVd, and sometimes almost overcome with a little
Breath of Wind. Look down then, Lord, upon my Lowliness, and behold
my Weaknesses on every side expos'd to thee: Take Pity on me, and
rescue me from the Mire, lest I. should sink in, and remain there
abandon'd for ever. The thing that often gives me a Remorse, and
puts me to Confusion bejsore thee, is, that I am so subject to
fall, and so weak in resisting my Passions: And tho' I am not
altogether consenting, yet their repeated Assaults are uneasy and
grievous; and I am weary of living la a continual Conflict. Then
again Kseover my own. Infirmity most evi-. dently, . dently, by
remarking that evil Thoughts enter into my Mind much more easily
than they are rooted out. O mighty God of Israel, thou zealous
Lover of faithful Souls, look down upon' the Labours and Pains of
thy Servant, and assist me m all my Necessities. Strengthen me with
Force from Heavenr to fight manfully against the Old Man, this
miserable Flesh, still in Rebellion against the Spirit; and never,
to the last Breath of my Life, submit to the least of his
Usurpations. Alas.1 what a wretched Life is this; attended with
continual Troubles and Miseries, and beset on every side with
Snares and Enemies? One Temptation or Trouble goes away, and
another comes; nay, many times one overtakes another; and, whilst
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