Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Devotionals

August 18

Benefits of Affliction -- Contrition for Sin

I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. Hos. 5:15

What though afflictions pierced my heart!
I bless the hand that caused the smart;
It taught my tears awhile to flow,
But saved me from eternal woe.