Speaking of that experience in one of his sermons several months later, he said, "It was not sympathy I needed so much as the consciousness of being in the strong hands of One who was my Lord and Lord of all. That steadied me at once and gave me rest of heart, and courage, and strength." And that is what will steady us in these troublous and disturbing times, to remember that God is more than sympathizer and comforter; that He is the mighty Lord, our Lord, and the Lord of all.
That is what will steady us and bring us courage and strength, the remembrance, not simply of His gentleness and goodness but of His greatness too. "The Lord is a great God, and a great King about all gods. In His hand are the the deep places of the earth; the strength of the hills are His also."
Our difficulties look so large before our eyes because we have allowed God to appear so little. But our difficulties would cease to stagger us, if we only saw the great God! God in all His majesty and power. For we should know then that "greater is He that is for us than all they that are against us."
J.D. Jones, page 20 in One Thousand Evangelistic Illustrations, edited by Webb, A. (1924). New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers