I am reading a new biography of J. Hudson Taylor, It is not Death to Die. Taylor was a missionary to China in the early 20th century. In my estimation, he was one of the greatest Protestant missionaries to have ever lived, and, along with Amy Carmichael, has had a profound effect on my life. I always recommend reading his life. Yesterday as some of our Sisters were sharing about the stresses they’re encountering in life, I could not help but remember this quote from Taylor and would like to pass it along to the rest of you as well:
It does not matter, really, how great the pressure is. It only matters where the pressure lies. See that it never comes between you and the Lord–then, the greater the pressure, the more it presses you to His breast.
May whatever is pressing in on you this day only serve to press you closer to His breast.