(Charles Spurgeon, “A Basket of Summer Fruit”) LISTEN to audio! Download audio
…Cheer up, Christian! Things are not left to chance; no blind fate rules the world!
God has purposes, and those purposes are fulfilled!
Therefore God has plans, and those plans are wise, and never can be broken!
Your trials always come to you at the right moment. The language of your faith should be, “Great God, I leave my times and seasons in Your hand, for well I know if You smite me again and again, and again, it is that You may multiply blessings to me, that my manifold trials may produce in me manifold blessings.”
So be of good cheer, my hearer. He knows when your strength is spent and you are ready to perish; then shall the Sun of Righteousness arrive with healing beneath his wings. Your deliverances from trouble shall always come to you in time enough; but they shall never come too soon, lest you be proud in your heart.
Therefore learn, believer, to be resigned to God’s will.
Learn to leave all things in His hand.
There is no more blessed way of living than the life of faith upon a covenant-keeping God–to know . . .
that we have no care, for He cares for us;
and we need have no fear, except to fear Him;
that we need have no troubles, because we have cast our burdens upon the Lord, and are conscious that He will sustain us.
“My times are in Your hands!” Psalm 31:15
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