Paul N. F. (19 Nov 2010)
"TRUST IN THE LORD FOREVER"


TRUST IN THE LORD FOREVER

By Charles H. Spurgeon
 

'Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.'     . . . Isaiah 26:4

    Seeing that we have such a God to trust to, let us rest upon Him with all our weight; let us
resolutely drive out all unbelief, and endeavour to get rid of doubts and fears, which so much
mar our comfort; since there is no excuse for fear where God is the foundation of our trust.

    A loving parent would be sorely grieved if his child could not trust him; and how
ungenerous, how unkind is our conduct when we put so little confidence in our
heavenly Father who has never failed us, and who never will.

    It were well if doubting were banished from the household of God; but it is to be feared that
old Unbelief is as nimble nowadays as when the psalmist asked, 'Is His mercy clean gone for ever?
Will He be favourable no more?'

    David had not made any very lengthy trial of the mighty sword of the giant Goliath, and yet he
said, 'There is none like it.' He had tried it once in the hour of his youthful victory, and it had proved
itself to be of the right metal, and therefore he praised it ever afterwards; even so should we speak
well of our God, there is none like unto Him in the heaven above or the earth beneath.

    'To whom then will ye liken Me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.' There is no rock like unto
the rock of Jacob, our enemies themselves being judges. So far from suffering doubts to live in our
hearts, we will take the whole detestable crew, as Elijah did the prophets of Baal, and slay them
over the brook; and for a stream to kill them at, we will select the sacred torrent which wells forth
from our Saviour's wounded side.

    We have been in many trials, but we have never yet been cast where we could not find in our
God all that we needed.

Let us then be encouraged to trust in the Lord for ever, assured that His ever lasting strength will be,
as it has been, our succour and stay.  
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Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.