God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

Now, beloved friends, if any of you are in great difficulty and trouble, tempted to do wrong, nay, pressed to do it, and if you do what is right, it looks as if you will be great losers and great sufferers, believe this: God can deliver you.

He can prevent you having to suffer what you suppose you may, and if he does not prevent that, he can help you to bear it, and in a short time, he can turn all your losses into gains, all your sufferings into happiness.

He can make the worst thing that can happen to you to be the very best thing that ever did happen to you. If you are serving God, you are serving an omnipotent Being; and that omnipotent Being will not leave you in the time of difficulty.

He will come to your rescue. Many of us can say with Paul, “We should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us” (1 Corinthians 1:9-10 KJV).

The Lord has helped us in the past, He is helping us in the present and we believe that He will help us all the way through. He will help you, too, if you just follow His Word and, by a simple faith, do the right thing.

I believe that we have reason to expect interpositions of Providence to help us when we are called to suffer for Christ’s sake. ((Charles Spurgeon,At the Master’s Feet [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005], December 19.))

Charles Spurgeon

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