C. H. Spurgeon's Morning &
(Morning, April 12)
"My heart is like
It is melted in the midst of my bowels."
"Our blessed Lord experienced
a terrible sinking and melting of soul. 'The spirit of a man will sustain his
infirmity, but a wounded spirit who can bear?'"
"Deep depression of spirit is
the most grievous of all trials; all besides is as nothing. Well might the
suffering Saviour cry to his God, "Be not far from me," for above all other
seasons a man needs his God when his heart is melted within him because of
"Believer, come near the cross this morning, and humbly adore the King of glory
as having once been brought far lower, in mental distress and inward anguish,
than any one among us; and mark his fitness to become a faithful High Priest,
who can be touched with a feeling of our infirmities. Especially let those of us
whose sadness springs directly from the withdrawal of a present sense of our
Father's love, enter into near and intimate communion with Jesus. Let us not
give way to despair, since through this dark room the Master has passed before
"Our souls may sometimes long and faint, and thirst even to anguish, to behold
the light of the Lord's countenance: at such times let us stay ourselves with
the sweet fact of the sympathy of our great High Priest. Our drops of sorrow may
well be forgotten in the ocean of his griefs; but how high ought our love to
"Come in, O strong and deep
love of Jesus, like the sea at the flood in spring tides, cover all my powers,
drown all my sins, wash out all my cares, lift up my earth-bound soul, and float
it right up to my Lord's feet, and there let me lie, a poor broken shell, washed
up by his love, having no virtue or value; and only venturing to whisper to him
that if he will put his ear to me, he will hear within my heart faint echoes of
the vast waves of his own love which have brought me where it is my delight to
lie, even at his feet for ever."
My soul, wait silently for
For my expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense; I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
A new message from
Pastor Spurgeon's old church:
Are We Fundamentalists?