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Never Alone (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

19 Sep

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Never Alone
October 8
Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken. (Isaiah 62:4)

“Forsaken” is a dreary word. It sounds like a knell. It is the record of sharpest sorrows and the prophecy of direst ills. An abyss of misery yawns in that word forsaken. Forsaken by one who pledges his honor! Forsaken by a friend so long tried and trusted! Forsaken by a dear relative! Forsaken by father and mother! Forsaken by all! This is woe indeed, and yet it may be patiently born if the Lord will take us up.
But what must it be to feel forsaken of God? Think of that bitterest of cries, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Have we ever in any degree tasted the wormwood and the gall of “forsaken” in that sense? If so, let us beseech our Lord to save us from any repetition of so unspeakable a sorrow. Oh, that such darkness may never return! Men in malice said of a saint, “God hath forsaken him; persecute and take him.” But it was always false. The Lord’s loving favor shall compel our cruel foes to eat their own words or, at least, to hold their tongues.
The reverse of all this is that superlative word Hephzibah “the Lord delighteth in thee.” This turns weeping into dancing. Let those who dreamed that they were forsaken hear the Lord say, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app – http://www.LookingUpwardApps.com/fcb

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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Christianity, Church, Devotionals

 

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6 responses to “Never Alone (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

  1. terry1954

    September 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    it is comforting to know that there is one who will never forsake us no matter what…

     
    • forhisgloryandpraise

      October 2, 2012 at 7:14 PM

      Yes it is, and Jesus will always be there with us even when we don’t feel him near. Sometimes he is just waiting for us to ask him to take our hand and help us.

       
      • terry1954

        October 2, 2012 at 8:12 PM

        this is so true, and something i am not used to doing, asking for help, even from God. I am the first to ask God for help with others, but not myself

         
      • forhisgloryandpraise

        October 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM

        Terry I am too, and I think that is why I’ve been challenged to deal with this illness, for me to learn to depend on the Lord and quit thinking I can do it all by myself. After all my own slogan has always been, “If I want it done right, I’m going to have to do it myself.” Now I have to lean on others and depend on them, especially on the Lord Jesus.

         
      • terry1954

        October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

        hey, that is my slogan too!!!!! it is hard to give up old habits, isn’t it!!!

         
      • forhisgloryandpraise

        October 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM

        Yes it is!

         

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