Hannah Smith, who suffered so much in her personal life, has an amazing Bible-based grasp of God's love for each of us. She writes in this book: "Why, I ask myself, should the children of God lead such utterly uncomfortable Christian lives when He has led us to believe that His yoke would be easy and His burden light? Why do we find it so hard to be sure that God really loves us?"
In 1894, after the death of her fourth child, with her three surviving children professing atheism, and her husband losing his faith, Hannah’s trust in the Lord Jesus is still so strong that she is able to write in her introduction to this Scripture-based Every-Day Religion, that the purpose of the book is, "To bring out, as far as possible, the common-sense teaching of the Bible."
Christian and happy? Do these two words fit comfortably together? Is our Christian life a burden or a pleasure? Is our quiet time with the Lord a duty or a delight? How often, Hannah Smith asks, do we bring our burdens to the Lord, as He told us to, only to take them home with us again? There is a journey ahead for us, where every step we take should bring us closer to God.