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 In seasons of trouble

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
— 1 Peter 5:7

It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel—“HE careth for me.” Christian! do not dishonour 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. Nothing is so sweet as to

“Lie passive in God’s hands,
And know no will but his.”

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 the morning. He, if thou art 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 you 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 thy concerns in the hand of a gracious God.

Spurgeon, C. H.

 2008/1/6 14:57Profile









 Re: pastor-frins

“Casting all [b]your[/b] care upon Him; for He careth for [b][u]you[/u].[/b]”
— 1 Peter 5:7

It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel—“HE careth for me.”

Christian! do not dishonour religion by always wearing a brow of care; come, cast your burden upon [b]your LORD[/b].

You are staggering beneath a weight which your Father would not feel.

[u]What seems to you a crushing burden, would be to Him but as the small dust of the balance. Nothing is so sweet as to

“Lie passive in God’s hands,
And know no will but His.”[/u]

O child of suffering, be [b]thou[/b] patient; God has not passed [b]thee[/b] over in His providence.

He who is the feeder of sparrows, will also furnish [b]you[/b] with what you need.

[u]Sit not down in despair; Hope On, Hope Ever.

Take up the arms of faith [/u]against a sea of trouble, and your opposition shall yet end your distresses.

There is One who careth for [b]you[/b]. His eye is fixed on [b]you[/b], His heart beats with pity for [b]your[/b] woe, and His Hand Omnipotent shall yet bring [b]you[/b] the needed help.

The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. The blackest gloom shall give place to the morning. He, if thou art one of His family, [b]will[/b] bind up thy wounds, and heal [b]thy[/b] broken heart.

DOUBT NOT His grace because of [b]thy[/b] tribulation, but believe that He loveth [b]thee[/b] as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness.

[i]What a serene and quiet life might you lead if you 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?[/i]

[b] 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 thy concerns in the Hand of a Gracious GOD.[/b]

Spurgeon, C. H.

 2008/1/15 20:09









 ~ to Mrs. Lambchop ~ with Love ~


Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.

Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.


Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.

Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, believing, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.



 2012/7/12 14:47
Trekker
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 Re: In seasons of trouble

QUOTE: "... his heart beats with pity for your woe,..."=SPURGEON




Thank you for this post Pastorfrin. I've always liked Spurgeon. Some statements, such as this one i have trouble believing though; where is the Biblical evidence that God feels PITY for my woe (or anyone's) woe? I mean, NO woe can even happen UNLESS GOD ALLOWS IT, as in the case of Job, David, etc. So nothing takes Him by surprise and so why should He feel pity for anything i or anyone is going through? He has allowed it for a purpose, be it punishment/discipline, judgment,pruning, or testing so why would God feel sorry for ANYONE, as if someone ELSE did these things to so and so. ?

p.s. I'm not making a statement or debating, i'm really ASKING. We all would like God to pity us or feel sorry for us, but i am not convinced He feels that way, and not convinced Spurgeon always had it right.

 2012/7/12 16:07Profile









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Pastorfrin is in Heaven before The Throne, resting from all of his labors.

 2012/7/12 16:16









 Re: In seasons of trouble


"... Look up ..."

http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=22484&forum=45&2

 2012/7/12 17:01





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