"You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe -- and tremble !" (James 2:19) You read this and realise that knowing that there is a God is not enough. So much the same, conviction of sin minus a conversion in the heart is not sufficient. All that deal with God must deal upon trust, and he will give comfort to those only that give credit to him, and make it appear they do so by quitting other confidences, and venturing to the utmost for God.
The closer our expectations are confined to God, the higher our expectations may be raised. Trust, therefore, in the Lord, always, altogether, and for all things.
The psalmist says that those that deal upon this species of trust shall be as mount Zion. Page of Chelsea in 1833 affirmed this when he said that 'some persons are like the sand -- ever shifting and treacherous. (Matthew 7:26) . Some are like the sea -- restless and unsettled. (Isaiah 57:20 James 1:6) . Some are like the wind -- uncertain and inconstant. (Ephesians 4:14) . But believers are like a mountain -- strong, stable, and secure. To every soul that trusts him the Lord says, "Thou art Peter."
Therefore, dear friend, trust and obey; for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus.