Tag: Trouble

But for this one day of life, which is already half over!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden” 1883

If a man might own a humble cottage for a hundred years–he would prize it much more than the possession of a palace for a day!

Of course he would! This is what adds so much preciousness to the joys of Heaven–for they are eternal! The fleeting pleasures of this world, however bright they seem–are but for this one day of life, which is already half over! If they were all they profess to be, and a thousand times more–they would not be worthy to be mentioned in comparison with “eternal pleasures” at God’s right hand!

O You who fill eternity, impress me with the solemn import of Your Word, and let me feel that all time’s fleeting cares and caresses are as dreams; while the things of eternity alone have substance in them. “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal!2 Corinthians 4:17-18

And so we will be with the Lord forever!1 Thessalonians 4:17

And they will reign for ever and ever!Revelation 22:5

I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far!Philippians 1:23

by Charles Spurgeon

He knows!

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

When he saw the multitudes he was moved —Matthew 9:36

He is able to be touched with the feeling of our infirmities (Hebrews 4:15). The word “touched” is very expressive. It means that our troubles are His troubles, and that in all our afflictions He is afflicted. It is not a sympathy of sentiment, but a sympathy of suffering.

There is in this thought abundant help for the tired heart. It is the foundation of Christ’s Priesthood, and God meant that it should be to us a source of unceasing consolation. Let us realize more fully our oneness with our Great High Priest, and cast all our burdens on His great heart of love.

if we know what it is to ache in every nerve with the responsive pain of our suffering child, we can form some idea of how our sorrows touch the heart of Christ. As the mother feels her baby’s pain, as the heart of friendship echoes every cry from another’s anguish, so in heaven our exalted Savior, even in the raptures of that happy world, is suffering in His spirit and even in His flesh with all that His children bear. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, . . . let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:14,16) and let us come to our Great High Priest.

by A.B. Simpson