Monday, February 23, 2009

A word of encouragement. . .


"It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel --'HE careth for me.'  Christian! do not dishonor religion by always wearing a brow of care; come, cast your burden upon your Lord. You are staggering beneath a weight which your Father would not feel. What seems to you a crushing burden, would be to him but as the small dust of the balance.

"O child of suffering, be thou patient; God has not passed thee over in His providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows, will also furnish you with what you need. Sit not down in despair; hope on, hope ever. Take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble, and your opposition shall yet end your distresses. There is One who careth for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His hand omnipotent shall yet bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. The blackest gloom shall give place to morning. He, if thou are one of His family, will bind up thy wounds, and heal thy broken heart. Doubt not His grace because of thy tribulation, but believe that He loveth thee as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness.

"What a serene and quiet life might you lead if your would leave providing to the God of providence! With a little oil in the cruse, and a handful of meal in the barrel, Elijah outlived the famine, and you will do the same. If God cares for you, why need you care too? Can you trust Him for your soul, and not for your body? He has never refused to bear your burdens, He has never fainted under their weight. Come, then, soul! have done with fretful care, and leave all they concerns in the hand of a gracious God."

C.H. Spurgeon "Morning & Evening"

5 comments:

Jo said...

I love these beautiful words. Thanks so much.

Lori said...

Did you post that just for me? Thanks for the encouragement friend!

Zimms Zoo said...

And I thought that you posted that just for me! Thanks a bunch. I will quite the list for Thursday!

p.s. i was going to use facebook to try and look someone up. i can see how it can become addicting. i better choose now because both that and the blog will ruin my life!!

Corrie said...

I needed that. Thanks, friend!

dmj said...

Isn't God great!