- Should the power of depression be more than ordinary, think not that all is over with your usefulness.
- Even if the enemy’s foot be on your neck, expect to rise and overthrow him.
- Cast the burden of the present, along with the sin of the past and the fear of the future, upon the Lord, who forsakes not his saints.
- Put no trust in frames and feelings.
- Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement
- Be not surprised when friends fail you: it is a failing world.
- Be content to be nothing, for that is what you are.
- Set small store by present rewards; be grateful for earnests by the way, but look for the recompensing joy hereafter.
- Any simpleton can follow the narrow path in the light: faith’s rare wisdom enables us to march on in the dark with infallible accuracy, since she places her hand in that of her Great Guide.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Balm For The Battered Soul
When you are wrestling with “soul-trouble,” Charles Spurgeon, who battled deeply with depression, offers the following wise advice: