Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Heaviness

1 Peter 1:6In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials.

"If the Christian did not sometimes suffer heaviness he would begin to grow too proud, and think too much of himself, and become too great in his own esteem. Those of us who are of elastic spirit, and who in our health are full of everything that can make life happy, are too apt to forget the Most High God. Lest we should be satisfied from ourselves, and forget that all our own springs must be in him, the Lord sometimes seems to sap the springs of life, to drain the heart of all its spirits, and to leave us without soul or strength for mirth, so that the noise of tabret and of viol would be unto us as but the funeral dirge, without joy or gladness. Then it is that we discover what we are made of, and out of the depths we cry unto God, humbled by our adversities." Spurgeon

The heaviness makes me long for Heaven all the more and as Spurgeon states "makes me cry out to God" for He is my ONLY Help and Salvation.

2 comments:

dknicholson said...

Such as is/was today. And after telling God what I was feeling/thinking, He led me here.
Thank you Lord for your answer!

Chuck Weinberg said...

Thankful that He would use me in some way to encourage another. He is Good.