“My graces languish, my corruptions rage, my faith is weak, my devotion is cold; all these are reasons why His healing hand should be laid upon me.” This was said by one of my favorite theologians, Charles H. Spurgeon.
I love sharing the knowledge that I discover along my journey of faith. Inspirational quotes from Christian leaders while inspiring others with enlightenment that comes from these discoveries is what motivates me to continue sharing.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was well-known London pastor during the mid-1800s. He authored numerous works and some considered them, ‘soul winners.’ Charles Spurgeon died 120 years ago but his words still carry a strong message. His words are poetic thrusts of wisdom introducing perception and real insight for the world we live in.
Spurgeon devotionals begin with Bible verse. Then he dives deeper. He opens his soul with spirit filled knowledge that penetrates a strong faith.
Spurgeon uses the King James Version Bible as he illustrates his thoughts. In this verse found in 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” Spurgeon enlightens, “It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel -”HE careth for me.”
Charles Spurgeon’s words encourage the mourning.
“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.”
Here Spurgeon gives his reader an ‘aha’ moment. One of those nostalgia memories of days gone by, he takes the reader down the path one may fear to travel.
A person may lose faith. A person may go through trials and tribulations, but distress not, Spurgeon would say, for “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.”
“The hand of the Lord may also be felt in another manner strengthening the soul and lifting the spirit upward towards eternal things,” says Charles Spurgeon.
“O that I may in this sense feel the Lord dealing with me! A sense of the divine presence and indwelling bears the soul towards heaven as upon the wings of eagles. At such times we are full to the brim with spiritual joy, and forget the cares and sorrows of earth.”
Charles Spurgeon’s devotionals are inspiring. If you’re looking for inspirational thoughts and need encouragement, read from his Morning and Evening Devotionals. Then lay your troubles down and cast your burdens at the foot of the cross.