Sunday Mornings with Spurgeon

I greatly admire and have been immensely blessed by the 19th century British Baptist pastor C.H. Spurgeon. My goal is to post something of his every Sunday morning. Many times, such as with this one, it will be a selection from his Morning and Evening devotional. Today’s reading is from January 6th, the morning.

Say Goodbye to Anxiety

“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 cares 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 that 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 patient; God has not passed you over in His providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows will also furnish you with what you need. Do not sit 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 cares for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His omnipotent hand shall 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 you are one of His family, will bind up your wounds and heal your broken heart. Do not doubt His grace because of your tribulation, but believe that He loves you 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 do you need to 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! Say good-bye to anxiety and leave all your concerns in the hand of a gracious God.

 

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About Travis

Happily married. Blessed to raise three young men. Associate pastor of Rodgers Baptist Church.
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2 Responses to Sunday Mornings with Spurgeon

  1. Sam Varughese says:

    It was so nice to read the ‘Say good by to anxiety’. It was a blessing. It’s so nice to know of your ministry. pl. know that our prayers are with you and the ministry there at Garland. Thanks for your prayers and supports.
    Sam.

    • Travis says:

      Yes, Bro. Sam, praise God that, because of Christ, we may say good-bye to anxiety and walk confidently with the Lord. Thank you for your prayers, and be sure that we are praying for y’all as well.

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